• Research @FACELab

    At The FACELab, we are working on a program of studies looking at how individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) produce and process facial expressions and prosody (tone of voice) during verbal interactions.  We use infrared motion capture to analyze the movement of individual features during facial expression production.  We also use eye-tracking to determine the looking …

  • Ruth B. Grossman

    Dr. Grossman’s research is focused on various aspects of face-to-face communication in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is specifically interested in how children with ASD integrate and produce verbal and nonverbal information, such as facial expressions and prosody.  Dr. Grossman’s work has been published in several refereed journals, including Journal of Child Psychology and …

  • People

    Meet the people behind the scenes at the FACELab. Aaron Shield Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Linguistics Aaron Shield joined the FACELab as a postdoctoral research associate in October 2014. Prior to coming to Emerson, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Autism Research Excellence at Boston University and in the Psychology Department …

  • Contact Us

    We would love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us if you are thinking about participating in one of our studies, or are just curious to learn more about the FACELab. Email: facelab@emerson.edu Phone: (617) 824-8710 Find us on Facebook! Want to volunteer in the lab? Please download Volunteer Form_8.2014 and e-mail it to facelab@emerson.edu. Interested …