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Research interests

Chris is a Lecturer in psychology and a member of the CASTL (Cognition, Affective Science and Technology Labs) research group at Bath, and recently became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

The broad area of research Chris pursues is Social Cognitive Neuroscience (e.g. face and gaze processing), and how these types of processes might be different in Autism Spectrum Conditions, Schizophrenia, Synaesthesia, and various Anxiety Disorders. Chris welcomes enquiries from any potential PhD or Masters students.

Research interests

Social Cognitive Neuroscience:

  • face-processing
  • eye gaze
  • emotions and expressions
  • intentionality
  • social attention
  • theory of mind
  • sensory processing
  • autism spectrum conditions
  • schizophrenia
  • synaesthesia
  • anxiety disorders

Research Methods

  • MRI methodologies
  • computer-behavioural tasks
  • gaze-tracking paradigms
  • cognitive bias modification
  • genotyping 

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2000 2018

Students
Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Anxiety
Eating
1 Citations

Incongruence between observers’ and observed facial muscle activation reduces recognition of emotional facial expressions from video stimuli

Wingenbach, T., Brosnan, M., Pfaltz, M., Plichta, M. & Ashwin, C., 6 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 00864.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Facial Muscles
Facial Expression
Emotions
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Reasoning on the Autism Spectrum

Brosnan, M. & Ashwin, C., 2018, Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations

Sex differences in facial emotion recognition across varying expression intensity levels from videos

Wingenbach, T. S. H., Ashwin, C. & Brosnan, M., 2 Jan 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 1, e0190634.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
emotions
gender differences
Sex Characteristics
Emotions
Facial Expression
1 Citations

Brief Report: Intuitive and Reflective Reasoning in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Brosnan, M., Ashwin, C. & Lewton, M., Aug 2017, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 47, 8, p. 2595 - 2601 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Aptitude
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Thesis

Characterising the components of empathy: Implications for models of autism

Author: Batchelder, L., 23 Dec 2015

Supervisor: Ashwin, C. (Supervisor) & Brosnan, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Does Fascia Bowen Therapy Improve Neuromuscular Function and Psychological Well-Being in Males Aged 8-11 (At Primary School) with Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder?

Author: Morgan-Jones, M., 8 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Ashwin, C. (Supervisor) & Knott, F. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Health (DHealth)

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Facial emotion expression, recognition and production of varying intensity in the typical population and on the autism spectrum.

Author: Wingenbach, T., 28 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Brosnan, M. (Supervisor) & Ashwin, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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The Relationship between Autism and Psychosis Traits and Reasoning Style

Author: Lewton, M., 28 Sep 2016

Supervisor: Brosnan, M. (Supervisor) & Ashwin, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Visual Attention to Social and Non-Social Objects in the Autism Spectrum

Author: Black, J., 21 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Ashwin, C. (Supervisor) & Brosnan, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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