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Johan Lundin Kleberg is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of clinical neuroscience.

Johan Lundin Kleberg

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Johan Lundin Kleberg is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of clinical neuroscience.

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About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher and clinical psychologist.

Research description

My research is about attentional functions in infants, children and adolescents with or at risk for atypical development. I use eye tracking and physiological measures to study attentional processes and how they are related to psychiatric conditions.

One of my research interests is the overlap between autism spectrum disorder and social anxiety, and how it manifests in patterns of attention. I am also interested in how attention to socially meaningful stimuli is related to the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder.

Together with colleagues at the Uppsala Child and Baby Lab, I study the links between attentional functions in infancy and a subsequent diagnosis of autism, and try to understand the types of attentional functions related to ADHD.


Kleberg, J.L, Nyström, P., Bölte, S. & Falck-Ytter, T. (accepted for publication). Sex Differences in Social Attention in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism (accepted for publication). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI : 10.1007/s10803-018-3799-z

Kleberg, J. L., del Bianco, T., & Falck-Ytter, T (accepted for publication). How infants arousal influence their visual search. Child Development.

Kleberg, J. L. (2018). Visual Attention to Faces, Eyes and Objects: Studies of Typically and Atypically Developing Children (Doctoral dissertation, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis).

Kleberg, J. L., Högström, J., Nord, M., Bölte, S., Serlachius, E., & Falck-Ytter, T. (2017). Autistic Traits and Symptoms of Social Anxiety are Differentially Related to Attention to Others’ Eyes in Social Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(12), 3814-3821.

Kleberg, J. L., Thorup, E., & Falck‐Ytter, T. (2017). Visual orienting in children with autism: Hyper‐responsiveness to human eyes presented after a brief alerting audio‐signal, but hyporesponsiveness to eyes presented without sound. Autism Research, 10(2), 246-250.

Thorup, E., Kleberg, J. L., & Falck-Ytter, T. (2017). Gaze Following in Children with Autism: Do High Interest Objects Boost Performance? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(3), 626-635

Kleberg, J. L., Thorup, E., & Falck‐Ytter, T. (2017). Reduced visual disengagement but intact phasic alerting in young children with autism. Autism Research, 10(3), 539-545.

Kleberg, J. L., Selbing, I., Lundqvist, D., Hofvander, B., & Olsson, A. (2015). Spontaneous eye movements and trait empathy predict vicarious learning of fear. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98(3), 577-583.

Kleberg, J. L. (2015). Resting state arousal and functional connectivity in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113(9), 3035-3037.

Kleberg, J. L., Lindberg, C., & Winblad, S. (2014). Facial memory deficits in myotonic dystrophy type 1. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 130(5), 312-318.




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