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Using functional physiology to uncover the fundamental principles of visual cortex  

This proposal introduces new tools for mapping feature and object selectivity across human visual cortex using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This research will provide a much clearer (and systematic) picture of how the human brain creates the experience of object perception given the optical information arriving at our eyes. Progress in this area may also afford more focused interventions for specific symptoms associated with certain developmental disease processes (e.g., impaired face recognition in autism).

2008

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $320,000.00
Project Number R01MH084195-01
Principal Investigator Tarr, Michael
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4.1 Launch at least four research projects that seek to identify biological signatures that measure significant changes in ASD core symptoms across the lifespan by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $12,700,000 over 4 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Brown University
State/Country Colorado
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