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Department of Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science Alumni

Tracey Williams

Thesis Details

Social processing in fragile X syndrome.

Fragile X syndrome (FraX) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual impairment, affecting approximately 1 in 6000 individuals, and is associated with physical, cognitive and behavioural deficits. Additionally, there is growing evidence that individuals with FraX suffer from social-emotional difficulties including high levels of social anxiety and autistic/schizotypal features. The current research aims to investigate social processing in FraX in more depth than previously researched. It will focus on behavioural and physiological aspects of social processing.

  • Type: Combined
  • Scholarship : MQRES
  • Supervisors : Dr Melanie Porter, Associate Professor Robyn Langdon and Professor Max Coltheart

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