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Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development  

This is an individual National Research Service Award for post-doctoral research training, which provides support for promising Fellowship Applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields. The goal of this proposal is to identify the shared and distinct neural substrates for social and language processing in typical development and in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Functional magnetic resonance imaging(fMRI) data will be acquired from typical adults, typical children, and children with autism spectrum disorder during responding to joint attention bids and narrative comprehension so greater insights can be gained into the aberrant developmental trajectory underlying both social and linguistic development in ASD. Pinpointing the common neural bases of these primary deficits in ASD may help to guide early intervention and provide neural regions of focus to aid in the search for shared microstructural and genetic bases of these deficits. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $50,474.00
Current Award Period 2008-2011
Project Number 5F32HD059302-03
Principal Investigator Redcay, Elizabeth
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? Federal
Institution Massachusetts Institute of Technology
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development | $44,846.00 | 2008 | F32HD059302-01