Rebecca Dyer

Rebecca is an interdisciplinary cognitive scientist, interested in conducting research that supports autistic people. She is currently doing a PhD at Cardiff University, investigating how Multi-Sensory Environments can be optimised to support autistic children’s mental wellbeing. She is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Cardiff University.

Regarding her past education, Rebecca recently completed the Research Master’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences: Cognitive Neuroscience track with the University of Amsterdam, and in 2020 she completed her BSc in Psychology and Language Sciences with University College London (UCL).

Regarding her past research, between February 2021 and November 2022, Rebecca worked as a research intern with the Communication in Social Interaction lab with the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour. Here, she developed a reaction time experiment in Gorilla to investigate the perception of multimodal cues for turn-end projection. She also investigated whether patterns expected by the double empathy problem could be observed for interpersonal synchrony, as measured by dynamic time warping in Python. Meanwhile, in early 2022, Rebecca completed a literature review for the University of Amsterdam’s Language in Autism group, investigating pragmatic language in autism. Finally, in 2019-2020, Rebecca completed a research project at UCL, investigating the impact of recording lectures on memory, using a cognitive offloading paradigm.

In her free time, Rebecca enjoys creating music and art, and doing jiu jitsu.