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Reward system in autism  

The long-term goal is to understand the reward system in the autistic brain. The aim is to characterize and contrast behavioral patterns, brain-behavior relationships, and neurologic function of the reward system in typically developing (TD) individuals and those with high functioning autism (HFA). The results will help to determine whether some of the social deficits present in HFA may be associated with differences from TD in the neural reward system and thereby expand understanding of the underlying mechanisms of autism.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $217,013.00
Project Number R21MH077651-01A2
Principal Investigator Goldberg, Melissa
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective 1O. Not specific to Question 1 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Kennedy Krieger Institute
State/Country Maryland
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