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Neuroimaging of autism spectrum disorders  

Neuroimaging research is beginning to characterize several important ways in which the brains of persons with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) develop and function differently. ASD is a heterogeneous disorder, with individual differences in severity of symptoms, various aspects of behavior and cognitive functioning. This project will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brain anatomy and function. These measures will be correlated with differences in symptomatology and behavior in order to enhance the understanding of the brain-bases of the ASDs. This research is guided by the belief that understanding the fundamental mechanisms that cause ASDs will allow for the development of better interventions and treatments. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $12,157.00
Current Award Period 2010-2011
Project Number 5P41RR013642-13
Principal Investigator Schultz, Robert
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Early Signs and Biomarkers
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LB. Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, Los Angeles
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Neuroimaging of autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Neuroimaging of autism spectrum disorders | $6,798.00 | 2009 | 5P41RR013642-12
Neuroimaging of autism spectrum disorders | $2,576.00 | 2008 | P41RR013642-11