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Multimodal studies of executive function deficits in autism spectrum disorders  

This is an individual National Research Service Award for post-doctoral research training, which provides support for promising Fellowship Applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields. Brain networks that are critical for flexible control of behavior are compromised in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and this likely contributes to restricted, repetitive, and maladaptive patterns of behavior. Using complementary neuroimaging techniques, this research will identify the neural basis of cognitive dysfunction that gives rise to restricted, repetitive behavior in ASD. The findings will guide investigations of neuropathology and provide targets for intervention to improve function. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $48,954.00
Project Number 1F32MH088081-01
Principal Investigator Agam, Yigal
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1LB. Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Massachusetts General Hospital
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 Multimodal studies of executive function deficits in autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A