Mr Alexander Coles


As a Research Intern at the University of Cambridge's Autism Research Centre I have looked into many different areas of research. I started by spending many months working on the EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project which investigates the cognitive and biological markers associated with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and how the clinical ASC phenotype and biomarker profile develops over time. Since working on that project I have moved on to testing the empathy-altruism hypothesis and am also looking into binocular rivalry in relation to autism. As well as this I am currently interested in the potential links between autism and video games. I hope to start looking into this research area in greater depth soon.

Research Focus



Empathy-Altrusim Hypothesis

Genetic Biomarkers

Video Games

Binocular Rivalry

Clinical conditions



Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrophysiological recording techniques, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.



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