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Gamma band dysfunction as a local neuronal connectivity endophenotype in autism  

Using a whole-head magnetoencephalography (MEG) system, the investigators will study activity within the auditory cortex and estimate patterns of cortical synchronization and desynchronization with high precision in both time and frequency. In order to uncover new endophenotypes for autism and the broader spectrum, the researchers will also study parents of affected individuals. Parents of children with autism will be assessed using MEG measures of gamma-band activity in motor and auditory tasks. Their data will be compared to matched adults with no family history of autism spectrum disorders and to matched adults with autism. MEG measures of gamma power and phase-locking will be measured and associated with their structural underpinnings from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $78,797.00
Current Award Period 2007-2010
Project Number 2090
Principal Investigator Rojas, Donald
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Subgroups/Biosignatures
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of Colorado Denver
State/Country Colorado
Web Link 1 Gamma band dysfunction as a local neuronal connectivity endophenotype in autism (External web link)
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