The InterAction Lab is a small, primarily undergraduate-based research lab housed in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of the Sciences. The InterAction lab is directed by Dr. Ashley de Marchena, PhD. We study the relationships between social-communication skills, motor skills, and cognition in people on the autism spectrum. We use a range of scientific approaches in an effort to disentangle the complex web of skills that is needed for successful social interactions.
The goals of our lab are: (1) to conduct high-quality research on social-communication skills in autism, and (2) to educate college students on autism and autism research.