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Getting to know you: the frequency, intentionality and content of mind wandering in autistic individuals

Project end date: October 31, 2023

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The Brain, Attention, and Reality Lab studies different aspects of attention during natural, everyday activities.

Our current study investigates mind wandering (day dreaming) in individuals high in autistic traits. This study involves sitting for 5 minutes of rest with your eyes closed in a quiet room. Immediately following the resting period, you will complete a short survey that asks about those 5 minutes of rest. Once you have completed the survey, you will take part in an interview during which the researcher will ask you to expand on some of your answers on the short survey. The interview will be recorded and footage might be used in a documentary about mind wandering. Time commitment for participation is typically between 30 and 60 minutes. You will be compensated for your time ($25.00 / 30 minutes).

You may be eligible if you…

  • Have been diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s
  • Are at least 19 years of age
  • Are comfortable with an in-person meeting at our lab at UBC-Vancouver

If you are interested in participating, please contact Leilani Forby at [email protected].

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