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Neural economics of biological substrates of valuation  

The fundamental brain and cognitive mechanisms underlying social interactions among humans are almost completely unknown. This tremendous gap in our knowledge is made worse by the fact that many forms of brain disorders, including autism, can severely impair our capacity to sustain normal cooperative interactions with other humans. Researchers in this study will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), staged social interactions, and computational theory to probe the way that humans carry out reciprocal social exchange. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $383,750.00
Current Award Period 2010-2015
Project Number 2R01MH085496-05A2
Principal Investigator Montague, P. Read
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. 1LC. Identify and develop measures to assess at least three "continuous dimensions" (i.e., social reciprocity, communication disorders, and repetitive/restrictive behaviors) of ASD symptoms and severity that can be used by practitioners and/or families to assess response to intervention for people with ASD across the lifespan by 2016. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,500,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Baylor College of Medicine
State/Country Texas
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