Uta Frith is a Professor Emiritus at University College London, a Research Foundation Professor at the University of Aarhus, and a leading developmental psychologist. She has been developing a neuro-cognitive approach to developmental disorders. In particular, she investigates specific cognitive processes and their failure in autism and dyslexia.

Raffaele Rodogno is Associate Professor in Philosophy at Aarhus University and has a strong interest in the cognitive science of morality. He has published in ethics, philosophy of law, and the emotions. He is interested in all matters related to autism, from etiology to intervention, from neurobiology to public policy. He wishes to contribute to the the topic of morality in ASD populations.

Line Gebauer is a psychologist and a PhD Fellow at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, and part of the Music in the Brain group led by Peter Vuust. Her main interest is in autism, especially emotional reactions in people with autism and Aspergers syndrome. At the moment Line is studying the emotional impact of music and how the brain process music in people with autism and Aspergers.

Ivana Konvalinka is a PhD Fellow at the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Niels Bohr Interacting Minds project at CFIN. Her interests are in real-time social interactions, which she has so far studied solely in healthy individuals. She has been exploring the low-level behavioural, neural, and physiological mechanisms underlying real-time social interactions, and would now like to investigate these mechanisms in patients with autism.

Ethan Weed is a PhD Fellow at the Dept. of Linguistics and the Niels Bohr Interacting Minds project at CFIN. His primary research areas are language, cognition, and clinical neurolinguistics, with a special focus on pragmatic impairment. By combining lesion studies with brain-imaging and ERP techniques, he hopes to evaluate competing neurocognitve models for the impairments in communication observed in autism, traumatic brain injury, and right hemisphere damage, as well as the neurocognitive processes underlying typical pragmatic development in children. In addition, he hopes to combine these techniques with ecologically valid tasks for studying language comprehension and production.

Freja Bertelsen is a neurobiologist and a PhD Fellow at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University. Her main interest is in animal models of psychiatric disorders. She is currently working on an animal model for autism. She is looking at the neuropathological changes during the development of the autistic brain and the following behavioral changes. A new animal model of autism could help us improve our knowledge of autism and hopefully improve prevention and treatment in the future.


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