Faces, voices, social expectations, and first impressions: Insights from autism

Academic or specialist Lecture
20.03.2023 17:30 - 20:00
+ Mixed

During every face-to-face conversation, whether in person or on Zoom, we process a myriad of visual and auditory signals that lead us to form first impressions of our conversation partners within seconds. Research has shown that first impressions formed of autistic individuals tend to be less favorable than those formed of non­autistic individuals.
This presentation will explore some of these findings, as well as various factors that lead to these less favorable impressions, including facial and vocal expressions, as well as the social expectations of the conversation partners.

Conference by Ruth Grossman
Assistant Professor - Head of the FACE lab, Emerson College, Boston

When? 20.03.2023 17:30 - 20:00
Where? PER 06 Pavillon Vert (Jardin Botanique)
Chemin du Musée 6
1700 Fribourg
speaker Ruth Grossman
Contact Prof. Dr. Stephanie Durrleman
Pauline Wolfer, Franziska Baumeister

The participation is free, but please register at for both online and in-person participation.