A review article recently published by Dr Jennifer Cook looks at movement kinematics and social cognition in individuals with autism.
The way in which we move influences our ability to perceive, interpret and predict the actions of others. Thus movements play an important role in communicating and interacting with others. In a new review article Dr Jennifer Cook, Birmingham Fellow, takes a look at the literature concerning movement kinematics and motor control in individuals with autism, and argues that difficulties in understanding each other's actions may, at least in part, originate from differences in the way neurotypical and autistic people execute movements.
The article was published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.