Project Detail
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) logo
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) logo

Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism  

This study tests the hypothesis that children with autism do not automatically process nonverbal cues. Additionally, their difficulty in integrating verbal and nonverbal information may reflect differences in how individuals with autism integrate auditory and visual information. Dr. Bennetto and her pre-doctoral fellow will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine how the brains of children with high-functioning autism process gesture (communicative hand and arm movements) and speech. They will also determine whether the difficulties in integrating visual and auditory cues in autism are limited to speech signals or if they extend to non-social situations as well. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2008-2010
Project Number 2268
Principal Investigator Bennetto, Loisa
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Sensory and Motor Function
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of Rochester
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism | $30,000.00 | 2009 | 2268
Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism | $30,000.00 | 2008 | 2268