My name is Jeremi Korhonen and I am running research at the University of Glasgow investigating the ways in which individuals on the autism spectrum engage with emotion in music, and why many individuals with autism have such a strong connection with music.
We are seeking adolescent and adult participants with autism spectrum diagnoses who would be willing to spend a moment to complete an online experiment which involves listening to short clips of instrumental music, and then rating each piece of music based on its emotional content. The experiment has ethical approval from the university ethics review committee, takes about 30 minutes to complete, and can be completed at any time in any quiet setting by simply clicking the link below.
The research is the first of its kind, and through it we hope to further our understanding of the strong connection that individuals with autism often have with music, and help improve their lived experience by possibly encouraging engagement with music in their everyday lives.
If you would like to participate, please click here.