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MRI studies of cognition and sensorimotor integration  

While the behavioral deficits in social cognition have received vigorous attention, less is known about the mechanisms responsible for the disorders of action planning and execution seen in most individuals with autism. Behavioral and neuroanatomical evidence indicates that motor and cognitive development are intrinsically related, and motor deficits are observed in a variety of developmental disorders of cognition, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In this study, researchers will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine cognitive control over motor behavior in autistic individuals. Examination of motor control may elucidate cognitive dysfunction in autism. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $7,770.00
Project Number 5M01RR023942-03
Principal Investigator Zeffiro, Thomas
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 Georgetown University
State/Country District of Columbia
Web Link 1 MRI studies of cognition and sensorimotor integration (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A