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Behavioral and neural processing of faces and expressions in nonhuman primates  

Among humans, there are numerous disorders that include deficits of social cognition, such as face recognition and/or producing and responding to facial expressions. In order to better understand these disorders, nonhuman primates are often used as models for the human condition. However, extremely little is known about the basic behavior and biology of socio-cognitive processes in nonhuman primates. Therefore, it is the goal of these studies to compare directly the ability of monkeys and apes to process facial stimuli in order to better understand and treat human diseases. Project Status
NEW

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $432,400.00
Project Number 2R01MH068791-06A1
Principal Investigator Parr, Lisa
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4SB. Standardize and validate at least 20 model systems (e.g., cellular and/or animal) that replicate features of ASD and will allow identification of specific molecular targets or neural circuits amenable to existing or new interventions by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $75,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Emory University
State/Country Georgia
Web Link 1 Behavioral and neural processing of faces and expressions in nonhuman primates (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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New! History/Related Projects Behavioral and neural processing of faces and expressions in nonhuman primates | $396,000.00 | 2010 | 5R01MH068791-07
Behavioral and neural processing of faces and expressions in nonhuman primates (supplement) | $52,064.00 | 2010 | 3R01MH068791-07S2