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fMRI study of self-produced tactile stimulation in autistic adolescents  

Recent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies in patients with autism have found abnormally increased brain activity in areas that mediate basic, stimulus-driven processing and abnormally decreased activity in areas that control higher-order social, emotional, and communication functioning. This study will use fMRI and a fundamental type of sensory input – the sense of touch – to further develop and refine the model of abnormal neural connectivity in autism. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $244.00
Project Number 5M01RR000071-46
Principal Investigator Grodberg, David
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 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 fMRI study of self-produced tactile stimulation in autistic adolescents (External web link)
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History/Related Projects N/A