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Neural mechanisms underlying an extended multisensory temporal binding window in ASD  

This study will use noninvasive measures of brain electrical activity (EEG) to examine differences in brain processes that underlie: (1) processing of timing information in basic sensory information, and (2) binding together of multisensory stimuli (i.e., sights and sounds occurring close together in time). The study will also examine how differences in sensory and multisensory processing and the brain functions that underlie them relate to observed and reported individual differences in social, communication, and sensory symptoms. Finding out how the brain responds to and integrates rapidly-presented sensory information is essential for understanding sensory disturbances commonly reported with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and how these differences may relate to core deficits (i.e., communication, reciprocal social interaction, restricted/repetitive behaviors) in ASD. Understanding the nature and level of sensory processing difficulties may eventually lead to targeted diagnostic and intervention strategies. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $28,000.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number 6320
Principal Investigator Foss-Feig, Jennifer
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Neural Systems
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
Web Link 1 Neural mechanisms underlying an extended multisensory temporal binding window in ASD (External web link)
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