The READi Lab team has been busy presenting our research in Baltimore this week at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)! Veronica Kang, one of our research study assistants, was interviewed about her poster on the Pupillary Light Reflex (PLR) for an article that’s featured in the Spectrum News. The study, which was funded by the Simons Foundation and led by Scott Murray and Wendy Stone, compared the PLR in children with ASD (n=45) and TD (n=54) between the ages of 3 and 10 years. Children were asked to watch black and white circles alternating every second on a standard computer monitor, while an eye-tracker measured their pupil size. The results indicated that children with ASD had a larger baseline pupil size and a more delayed PLR latency than TD children, suggesting that some of the conventional PLR measures may serve as a potential early biomarkers for ASD. You can view Veronica’s poster for yourself by clicking here! Note: Scott’s name was not mentioned in the Spectrum article due to their policy of naming only the poster presenters and their labs. So we want to make sure to give Scott a big shout out!