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Electrophysiological correlates of cognitive control in autism  

This is a mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award for research and training support. High-density electroencephalography (EEG) methods will be used to study brain substrates of cognitive problems in autism. The research focuses on investigating the brain basis for impairments in behavioral inhibition and self-monitoring, which are related to difficulty inhibiting inappropriate behaviors in social situations or repetitive behaviors. The project will also examine relationships between EEG measures of inhibitory control and error monitoring, clinical symptoms of autism, and gaze patterns with complex social stimuli, in order to gain a better understanding of how neurocognitive impairments contribute to symptom development and phenotypic variability in the population. Establishing brain basis of cognitive problems will help lay a foundation for future treatment studies, which can lead to improved life of affected individuals. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $129,144.00
Current Award Period 2010-2015
Project Number 1K01MH087720-01A1
Principal Investigator Takarae, Yukari
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Symptomology
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, Davis
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Electrophysiological correlates of cognitive control in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A