Understanding the difference in pupil dilation between children with and without ASD during a joint attention memory task

Eli Sheppard, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Gillian Little , Lizann Bonnar, Steve Kelly, Gnanathusharan Rajendran

Abstract

Problems with joint attention are core features ofautism spectrum disorders. Here, we investigated changes in thepupil diameter of children with ASD and typically developingchildren, when they initiate joint attention with a gaze contingentavatar. 31 participants with ASD and 33 TD matched controls,directed the avatar’s gaze to face images. We sought to use thepupil diameter as a metric to differentiate these two groups.We will show the difference in pupil behaviour through anunsupervised k-means classification.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 6 Mar 2017
Event3rd Workshop on Child-Robot Interaction at Human-Robot Interaction 2017 - Vienna, Austria

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Conference3rd Workshop on Child-Robot Interaction at Human-Robot Interaction 2017
Abbreviated titleCRI-HRI 2017
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period6/03/179/03/17
OtherGrowing-up hand in hand with robots: designing and evaluating child-robot interaction from a developmental perspective
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Sheppard, E., Lohan, K. S., Little , G., Bonnar, L., Kelly, S., & Rajendran, G. (2017). Understanding the difference in pupil dilation between children with and without ASD during a joint attention memory task. Paper presented at 3rd Workshop on Child-Robot Interaction at Human-Robot Interaction 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Sheppard, Eli; Lohan, Katrin Solveig; Little , Gillian; Bonnar, Lizann; Kelly, Steve; Rajendran, Gnanathusharan / Understanding the difference in pupil dilation between children with and without ASD during a joint attention memory task.

2017. Paper presented at 3rd Workshop on Child-Robot Interaction at Human-Robot Interaction 2017, Vienna, Austria.

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Sheppard, E, Lohan, KS, Little , G, Bonnar, L, Kelly, S & Rajendran, G 2017, 'Understanding the difference in pupil dilation between children with and without ASD during a joint attention memory task' Paper presented at 3rd Workshop on Child-Robot Interaction at Human-Robot Interaction 2017, Vienna, Austria, 6/03/17 - 9/03/17, .

Understanding the difference in pupil dilation between children with and without ASD during a joint attention memory task. / Sheppard, Eli; Lohan, Katrin Solveig; Little , Gillian; Bonnar, Lizann; Kelly, Steve; Rajendran, Gnanathusharan.

2017. Paper presented at 3rd Workshop on Child-Robot Interaction at Human-Robot Interaction 2017, Vienna, Austria.

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