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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 2019

A pilot study of fascia Bowen therapy for 8-11 year-old boys with developmental coordination disorder

Morgan-Jones, M., Knott, F., Wilcox, H. & Ashwin, C., 2 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rigor in science and science reporting: Updated guidelines for submissions to Molecular Autism

Buxbaum, J. D., Baron-Cohen, S., Anagnostou, E., Ashwin, C., Betancur, C., Chakrabarti, B., Crawley, J. N., Hoekstra, R. A., Hof, P. R., Lai, M. C., Lombardo, M. V. & Schumann, C. M., 4 Feb 2019, In : Molecular Autism. 10, 1, 5 p., 6.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Students
Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Anxiety
Eating
2 Citations (Scopus)

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
Bovine Immunodeficiency Virus
Recognition (Psychology)

Thesis

An Investigation of Non-Social Cognition across the Autism Spectrum

Author: Singleton, C., 1 Nov 2018

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

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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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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Investigating perception and attention to emotional expressions in the autism spectrum

Author: Griffiths, P., 2 Jul 2015

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

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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