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ACE Center: Disturbances of affective contact: Development of brain mechanisms for emotion  

This grant provides support for an NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE). This research will study children and adults with and without autism using a multiple methodology approach (perception, understanding, experience, and expression of emotion using eye tracking and behavioral measurements) to characterize the development of brain mechanisms for emotion processing. It will also chart the functional development of the underlying neural substrates for emotion processing using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and paradigms designed to probe atypical patterns in autism both in the functioning of specific brain regions and in the functional connectivity between key emotional brain structures. Finally, the study will adopt an imaging genetics approach to examine gene-brain-behavior interactions in shaping the development of the emotional brain and as inter-individual modifiers of behavioral expression. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $157,387.00
Current Award Period 2007-2012
Project Number 5P50HD055748-04
Principal Investigator Pelphrey, Kevin
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Developmental Trajectory
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Pittsburgh
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 ACE Center: Disturbances of affective contact: Development of brain mechanisms for emotion (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects ACE Center: Disturbances of affective contact: Development of brain mechanisms for emotion | $154,445.00 | 2009 | 5P50HD055748-03
ACE Center: Disturbances of affective contact: Development of brain mechanisms for emotion (supplement) | $32,703.00 | 2009 | 3P50HD055748-03S1