AU Hoi Yan Rachel



Teaching Assistant


Academic Qualifications

MPhil, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

BSSc, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Academic & Professional Experience

2014-2015 Part-time Research Assistant, Language and Gesture Laboratory, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Research Interests

  • Mind perception: anthropomorphism, especially in clinical groups
  • Autism: mind perception and mentalizing in autism
  • Empathy and perspective-taking
  • Morality
  • Religion


Academic & Professional Activities/ Consultancy/Community Services

Academic Conference Presentation

Au, R. H. Y., & Ng, G. T. T. (2018, March). Mind attribution of for-profit and not-for-profit groups. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and social Psychology Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

So, W. C., Wong, M. K. Y., Chan, M. M. K., & Au, R. H. Y. (2015, May). The development of co-speech gesture and its semantic integration with speech in 6- to 12-year-old children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster session presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research of the International Society for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, UT.


Selected Publications

Au, R. H. Y., & Cheung, H. (under review). Do they see your mind? Mind perception in autism.

Au, R. H. Y., & Ng, G. T. T. (under preparation). Not all groups are cyborgs: Divergent mind perception of corporations and charities.

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