II: Interoception Improvement

For those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the ability to understand, name, or recognize the sensations signifying different emotional states is often impaired.  More granularly, the ability to recognize internal states such as hunger, a fast heartbeat, or the need to use the bathroom may be diminished as well.  This project proposes that these abilities can be increased in those with ASD by teaching them to recognize the feeling of their internal stress response (as measured by electrodermal activity) when it is coupled with a bespoke visualization specific to their areas of comfort and interest.