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The fusiform and amygdala in the pathobiology of autism  

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies of face perception in ASD have shown that two brain structures - the left amygdala and the lateral aspect of the right fusiform gyrus - are functionally abnormal. These fMRI studies make use of infra red eye tracking technology to study the relationship between scan paths and regional brain activity in typically developing persons and in persons with an ASD. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $311,951.00
Project Number 5R01MH073084-06
Principal Investigator Schultz, Robert
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 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 The fusiform and amygdala in the pathobiology of autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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History/Related Projects N/A