Brains on Autism

A young child with a unique perspective.

In a world where brain plasticity gives rise to kaleidoscopic connections, anything is possible.

Project description

The goal of this project is to better understand how children with autism spectrum disorder learn about the world and whether early differences in brain plasticity make them more sensitive to differences between sensory patterns than typically developing children.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Variable
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration Variable
Benefits Variable
Who is eligible All undergraduate students

Project mentor

Eduardo Mercado



350 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0231


Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.