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Plasticity in autism spectrum disorders: Magnetic stimulation studies  

Recent findings in neuroscience suggest that individuals with ASD have significantly more intracortical white matter (connections) in their cortex, especially in frontal regions. The current proposal seeks to extend this finding and investigate whether the reported overconnectivity may lead to enhanced plasticity in these individuals which may account for some of the positive symptoms, including echolalia, echopraxia, and savant skills seen ASD.

2008

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $46,826.00
Project Number F32MH080493-02
Principal Investigator Oberman, Lindsay
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 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
State/Country Massachusetts
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