Neuropsychiatric disorders occur when the brain develops in unusual ways. Differences in thinking style and sensory perception can cause many problems but can also be associated with great strengths. If we can understand both strengths and challenges on the individual level, it may ultimately help people to harness their strengths and minimize limitations.
My group uses virtual reality and brain imaging to test perception, attention and cognitive function in children and adults with autism or ADHD.
I also run the international outreach project Extraordinary Brains, which aims to improve acceptance and understanding of people with neurodevelopmental differences.