Connor Keating is an experimental psychologist at the University of Birmingham who specialises in emotion perception and production in autism. During this podcast, he chats to Louisa about a piece of work investigating facial expression recognition in autistic and non-autistic individuals. Connor and Louisa also chat about some pilot data exploring differences in facial expression generation between autistic and non-autistic individuals.
If you want to hear more about the idea that a mismatch in facial expressions may result in bidirectional emotion recognition difficulties for autistic and non-autistic individuals, you can find a paper here, or a summary article here.
To stay up to date with Connor's research, you can find him on Twitter @ConnorTKeating and also his wonderful supervisor @Jennifer_L_Cook.
The paper discussed in this podcast is:
Keating, C. T., Fraser, D. S., Sowden, S. & Cook, J. L. (2021). Differences between autistic and non-autistic adults in the recognition of anger from facial motion remain after controlling for alexithymia. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders