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Empathy in girls with autism

Tamara Jeffrey Anne Danique

In January 2017, our research intern from Germany, Anne Bülow, started a special project within our lab (in collaboration with Laura Hull and Felicity Sedgewick, UCL, London, UK): empathy in girls with autism. Anne managed to create a team for the time-consuming task of coding hours of video materials in which girls and boys, with and without autism, witnessed how the experimenter hurt herself. After two months, Anne, Danique, Jeffrey and Tamara finished their last meeting, and all codings are now ready to be analysed. The first outcomes of a pilot study on these data will be presented on 24 March at the National Autism Congress in Rotterdam.