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Defining high and low risk expression of emotion in infants at risk for autism  

This study compares infants at high and low genetic risk for autism (based on whether or not they have an older sibling with autism) by investigating infants' visual attention to facial expressions, expression of emotion during face-to-face interaction, and the relationship between visual attention to facial expressions and qualities of infant-adult interaction at 6 and 11 months of age. Ultimately, patterns of high and low risk affective expression and perception in the first year of life will be identified by relating early affective behaviors to developmental outcomes at 2 and 3 years of age (i.e., autism spectrum diagnosis, language delays, global developmental delay). Project Status


Funder Autism Science Foundation
Fiscal Year Funding $30,000.00
Project Number Project number unavailable
Principal Investigator Hannigen, Sarah
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2LB. Launch at least three studies which evaluate the applicability of ASD phenotype and/or biological signature findings for performing diagnosis, risk assessment, or clinical intervention by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,200,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of Pittsburgh
State/Country Pennsylvania
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History/Related Projects Defining high and low risk expression of emotion in infants at risk for autism | $0.00 | 2010 | n/a