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Multisensory processing in autism  

In this study, Dr. Essik will use psychophysical techniques to study sensory processing both within a sensory system (the system for touch) and between the touch and visual systems. He will assess sensory sensitivity in groups of adults with and without autism for several types of stimuli. To understand the neural bases of these findings, the brain's responses to these stimuli will be studied using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Stimuli will be presented either alone or simultaneously in order to detect their interactions. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2007-2010
Project Number 2082
Principal Investigator Essick, Gregory
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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 Multisensory processing in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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