School:Psychology and Sport Science
The relationship between social mimicry and empathy in parents with typically developing children and children with autism.
Li Huan is studying the role of imitation in social interaction, and how parent-child interactions influence imitation in families with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). His research will also investigate levels of imitation in the broader autism phenotype. Li Huan's research uses a mix of psychophysical and behavioural measures in the form of Facial Electromyography (fEMG) and observational studies.