They used an episode of THE OFFICE to figure out what part of the brain in ASD folks doesn’t activate as much. (right temporo-parietal junction/posterior superior temporal sulcus)
Each subject watched the same episode of the television show The Office (Season 1, Episode 6, ‘Hot Girl’; Production Code 1003; Copyright NBC Universal), complete and unedited with the exception of the opening title sequence being removed. This episode had a total running time of 20:52 and was divided into two halves of approximately equal length. This particular television program was chosen for several reasons. It conveys many socially awkward moments, utilizes limited cinematic features (e.g. zooming, panning and camera cuts) that can direct viewers’ attention, is not accompanied by a laugh track, and features often subtle expressions of emotion compared with other shows.