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Research description

In brief, my main research project (Early Autism Sweden; EASE) aims to characterize  and understand the development of infants who are later diagnosed autism spectrum disorder.  I am also leading longitudinal twin studies of children and young infants, aiming to establish the contribution of genetic and environ mental factors to various developmentally informative measures early in life (the iTWIN project; the BABYTWINS Project).

Some representative publications from my group (see below for full list):

Falck-Ytter, T., Gredebäck, G., and von Hofsten, C., Infants predict other people's action goals. Nature Neuroscience, 2006. 9(7): p. 878-879.

Kennedy, D.P., D’Onofrio, B.M., Quinn, P.D., Bölte, S., Lichtenstein, P., and Falck-Ytter, T., Genetic Influence on Eye Movements to Complex Scenes at Short Timescales. Current Biology, 2017. 27(22): p. 3554-3560. e3.

Nyström, P., Gliga, T., Nilsson Jobs, E., Gredebäck, G., Charman, T., Johnson, M., Bölte, S., and Falck-Ytter, T., Enhanced pupillary light reflex in infancy is associated with autism diagnosis in toddlerhood. Nature Communications, 2018. 9(1).

 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Best master thesis in Psychology in Sweden (2005), awarded by the Swedish Psychological Association.

Outstanding young researcher in psychology prize, (2012), awarded by the Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences (SNCPS).

LifeWatch Nordiska forskningspris (2014), awarded by the Niclas Öberg foundation.

The Oscar Prize (2016), awarded by Uppsala University

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