Coherent storytelling and thinking about others: A training for autistic adults

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at a public lecture/debate


This talk focused on a novel neuroscience-based narrative-mentalizing training for autistic adults. Autistic adults often experience difficulties with structuring stories and mentalizing. Both social behaviors are subserved by the cerebellum - a small brain are at the back of our heads. Recent research has shown that the cerebellum is predominantly active during sequence processing. The cerebellum is one of the most important etiological factors in the development of autism. The current training program focused on (re)telling stories and answering questions that required mentalizing - both activities subserved by the cerebellar sequencing function.
Period26 Oct 2021
Held atLAVA vzw, Belgium
Degree of RecognitionNational