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Cognitive control in autism  

This is a Clinical Investigator Award, providing an opportunity for a medical investigator to develop into an independent researcher. The central tenet of this application is that individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have an impairment in the brain systems underlying cognitive control. Cognitive control refers to the ability to flexibly allocate mental resources to guide thoughts and actions in light of internal goals. It involves the ability to represent and maintain behaviorally-relevant information, or "context," to support adaptive responding. This study will address impairments in these systems and their relationship to the severity of restricted and repetitive behaviors using behavioral experiments and event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in the brains of individuals with ASD aged 12-18. By integrating the fields of clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience, this study may advance understanding of clinical symptoms, illuminate distinctions between ASD and related developmental problems, and inform treatment development. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $146,960.00
Project Number 5K08MH074967-03
Principal Investigator Solomon, Marjorie
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 Cognitive control in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Cognitive control in autism | $149,754.00 | 2010 | 5K08MH074967-04
Cognitive control in autism | $144,251.00 | 2008 | K08MH074967-02