Our research group explores how people with autism process information. We are therefore interested in describing the perceptual, memory and reasoning mechanisms by which autistic people perceive the world, construct representations and manipulate them.


Our ultimate goal is to enable people with autism to integrate into society, at any age, in a spirit of respect for differences. Our findings over the last twenty years on medium-sized populations lead us to hypothesize that autism is far less common than is currently diagnosed as such, and is associated with a constellation of specific clinical, cerebral and genetic features.


For more information on the work and the laboratory of  Dr Laurent Mottron