• Ruth B. Grossman

     Ruth B. Grossman Assistant Professor (2008) at Emerson College B.S. Boston University, M.S. Boston University, Ph.D. Boston University 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 …

  • Research

    Research at The F.A.C.E. Lab At The F.A.C.E Lab, we are working on a program of studies looking at how individuals with 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 …

  • Publications

    Selected publications of Dr. Grossman and FACElab collaborators. Grossman, RB (in press). Judgments of Social Awkwardness from Brief Exposure to Children with High-Functioning. Autism, published online 12 June, 2014 Metallinou, A; Grossman, RB; Narayanan, S (2013). Quantifying atypicality in affective facial expressions of children with autism spectrum disorders.  Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia …

  • People

    Aaron Shield Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Linguistics Aaron Shield joined the FACE Lab 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 at the University of Chicago. An expert in …