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The role of the amygdala in autism  

This is a Clinical Investigator Award, providing an opportunity for a medical investigator to develop into an independent researcher. Established functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) probes will be used to study the function of the amygdala in children with autism, with the goal of understanding how dysregulation of the amygdala may contribute to various impairments in autism, including increased response to potentially threatening stimuli, deficits in implicit and explicit emotion perception, and limited social behavior. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $152,144.00
Project Number 5K08MH072958-05
Principal Investigator Corbett, Blythe
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
Web Link 1 The role of the amygdala in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects The role of the amygdala in autism | $149,268.00 | 2008 | K08MH072958-04