Supernumerary Fellow in Autism and Related Disorders; Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow
I have taught Prelims and Part 1 modules on Perception and Developmental Psychology, and supervise undergraduate research projects and library dissertations. I have also given tutorials on Psychology to medics, as well as supervising FHS extended essays and co-supervising MSc students.
I am interested in how children with and without autism perceive and make sense of the world around them, and the impact that this has on their day-to-day lives.
My current research aims to understand better how autistic children process sensory information, with a particular emphasis on the mechanisms underlying atypical perception. I am using a combination of psychophysics, electroencephalography (EEG) and computational modelling to achieve this aim. I hope that my research will lead to a better understanding of the sensory symptoms experienced by individuals with autism, which may eventually help to develop education and intervention programmes.
Manning, C., Morgan, M. J., Allen, C. T. W. & Pellicano, E. (2017). Susceptibility to Ebbinghaus and Müller-Lyer illusions in autistic children: a comparison of three different methods. Molecular Autism, 8(16).
Manning, C., Tibber, M. S., & Dakin, S. C. (2017). Visual integration of direction and orientation information in autistic children. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2.
Manning, C., Kilner, J., Neil, L., Karaminis, T. & Pellicano, E. (2016). Children on the autism spectrum update their behaviour in response to a volatile environment. Developmental Science, e12435.
Manning, C., Tibber, M. S., Charman, T., Dakin, S. C., & Pellicano, E. (2015). Enhanced integration of motion information in children with autism. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 6979-6986.
Manning, C. Neil, L., Karaminis, T. & Pellicano, E. (2015). The effects of grouping on speed discrimination thresholds in adults, typically developing children and children with autism. Journal of Vision, 15.
Manning, C., Charman, T. & Pellicano, E. (2015). Brief report: Coherent motion processing in autism: Is dot lifetime an important parameter? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 2252-2258.
Manning, C. & Baker, D. H. (2015). Response to Davis and Plaisted-Grant: psychophysical data do not support the low-noise account of autism. Autism, 19, 365-366.
Manning, C., Dakin, S. C., Tibber, M. S. & Pellicano, E. (2014). Averaging, not internal noise, limits the development of coherent motion processing. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 10, 44-56.
Manning, C., Charman, T. & Pellicano, E. (2013). Processing slow and fast motion in children with autism spectrum conditions. Autism Research, 6, 531-541.
Manning, C., Aagten-Murphy, D. & Pellicano, E. (2012). The development of speed discrimination abilities. Vision Research, 70, 27-33.