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Amygdala structure & biochemistry in adolescents with autism  

The amygdala is known to be essential to fear behavior and to normal processing of facial expressions of emotion, but its role in autism is highly controversial. Using the tools of affective neuroscience and new magnetic resonance imaging techniques, we will focus on objective, quantitative measures of social and emotional deficits to characterize differences in amygdala structure, connectivity and biochemistry between individuals with autism.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $27,276.00
Project Number F30MH081467-01A1
Principal Investigator Nacewicz, Brendon
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Wisconsin - Madison
State/Country Wisconsin
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History/Related Projects Amygdala structure & biochemistry in adolescents with autism | $40,073.00 | 2010 | 5F30MH081467-03