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Cognitive mechanisms of serially organized behavior  

The proposed research has important interdisciplinary ramifications for studies of neuroscience (neural correlates of ordinal memory), child development (nonverbal tests for autistic children), and mental health (cognitive tests of ordinal memory during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and magnetic seizure therapy (MST)).The proposed research will advance understanding of the representation of order in humans and monkeys. This line of research is already being applied directly to studies of anterograde and retrograde amnesia induced by ECT and MST. The results may have implications for the development of new diagnostic tools for autism spectrum disorder.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $307,187.00
Project Number R01MH081153-01A1
Principal Investigator Terrace, Herbert
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4.5 Standardize and validate at least 20 model systems (e.g. cellular and/or animal) that replicate features of ASD and will allow identification of specific molecular targets or neural circuits amenable to existing or new interventions by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $75,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Columbia University
State/Country New York
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History/Related Projects Cognitive mechanisms of serially organized behavior | $306,785.00 | 2009 | 5R01MH081153-02
Cognitive mechanisms of serially organized behavior | $349,715.00 | 2010 | 5R01MH081153-03
Cognitive mechanisms of serially organized behavior (supplement) | $25,029.00 | 2010 | 3R01MH081153-02S1