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

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 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.

2008

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $44,846.00
Project Number F32HD059302-01
Principal Investigator Redcay, Elizabeth
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 2.5 Complete a large-scale, multi-disciplinary, collaborative project that longitudinally and comprehensively examines how the biological, clinical, and developmental profiles of children, with a special emphasis on females, youths, and adults with ASD change over time as compared to typically developing people by 2020. IACC Recommended Budget: $126,200,000 over 12 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Massachusetts Institute of Technology
State/Country Massachusetts
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New! History/Related Projects Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development | $47,210.00 | 2009 | 5F32HD059302-02
Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development | $50,474.00 | 2010 | 5F32HD059302-03