Animation explains double-sided perspective-taking and autism

Brett Heasman, doctoral candidate, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics, has produced an animation explaining the findings of his research paper Perspective-taking is two-sided: Misunderstandings between people with Asperger’s syndrome and their family members, which was published in Autism Journal earlier this year. The study found that much of the misunderstandings come from family members over-estimating how much the autistic person is fixed in their point-of-view. The study also shows how representations of Asperger syndrome can both support and hinder social understanding in the relationships of autistic people.

Date added: 11 January 2018