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Neurobiology of affective prosody perception in autism  

An overarching goal of this two-year brain imaging project is to determine whether abnormal connections in the brain may account for some of the communication impairments in autism, particularly those involved in the understanding of verbally expressed emotion between individuals. To achieve these goals, this project will use behavioral testing and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess the responses of sib-pairs recruited from an established ASD research subject pool as well as those of control subjects as they make perceptual judgments on speech stimuli varying in their affective prosody.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $228,000.00
Project Number R21DC008520-01A1
Principal Investigator Gusnard, Debra
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 Washington University in St. Louis
State/Country Missouri
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