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Neural Systems$13,952,104.81
Fiscal Year: 2010

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Studies in this subcategory explore the structure and activity of the brain and underlying neural systems involved in autism, including functional connections between brain regions. Many projects seek to identify the precise neural networks underlying communication and language processing, social interactions, and behavioral issues. These studies frequently employ imaging techniques, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and other physiological measures of brain activity, such as electroencephalography (EEG).
Graph: Question 2 encompassed a broad range of biological research, resulting in the need to create a larger number of subcategories to adequately describe the breadth of research than was required for other Strategic Plan Questions. The subcategory with the largest portion of funding was Molecular pathways (32%), followed by Neural systems and Subgroups/Biosignatures, which each received less than half the funding of Molecular pathways (15% and 14%, respectively). Projects related to Developmental trajectory were supported by 11% of 2010 ASD research funding, and research on Sensory and motor function received 7%. Studies on Immune/Metabolic pathways (6%), Co-occurring conditions (5%), Cognitive studies (5%), and Computational science (4%) round out the types of research in Question 2.
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Project Title Principal Investigator Strategic Plan Objective Institution
White matter structural deficits in high functioning children with autism Bregman, Joel Q2.Other Feinstein Institute For Medical Research
Using genetically modified mice to explore the neuronal network involved in social recognition Wagner, Schlomo Q2.Other Haifa University
Using functional physiology to uncover the fundamental principles of visual cortex Tarr, Michael Q2.Other Carnegie Mellon University
The neural substrates of social interactions Gupta, Rupa Q2.Other University of Iowa
The neural correlates of transient and sustained executive control in children with autism spectrum disorder Christ, Shawn Q2.Other University of Missouri
The neural basis of social cognition Puce, Aina Q2.Other Indiana University
The neural basis of sexually dimorphic brain function De Vries, Geert Q2.S.B University of Massachusetts Amherst
The neural basis of early action perception Sommerville, Jessica Q2.Other University of Washington
The integration of interneurons into cortical microcircuits Fishell, Gordon Q2.Other New York University School of Medicine
The cognitive neuroscience of autism spectrum disorders Martin, Alex Q2.Other National Institutes of Health
The brain genomics superstruct project Buckner, Randy Q2.S.G President & Fellows of Harvard College
Testing the effects of cortical disconnection in non-human primates Krauzlis, Richard Q2.Other The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Testing neurological models of autism Adolphs, Ralph Q2.Other California Institute of Technology
Synchronous activity in networks of electrically coupled cortical interneurons Lewis, Timothy Q2.Other University of California, Davis
Synaptic processing in the basal ganglia Perkel, David Q2.Other University of Washington
Structural brain differences between autistic and typically-developing siblings Steinman, Kyle Q2.Other Stanford University
Structural and functional connectivity of large-scale brain networks in autism spectrum disorders Uddin, Lucina Q2.Other Stanford University
Social behavior deficits in autism: Role of amygdala Mooney, Sandra Q2.Other State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Social and affective components of communication Bellugi, Ursula Q2.Other Salk Institute For Biological Studies
Probing disrupted cortico-thalamic interactions in autism spectrum disorders Fagiolini, Michela; Chen, Chinfei Q2.S.D Children's Hospital Boston
Neuroimaging of top-down control and bottom-up processes in childhood ASD Vaidya, Chandan Q2.Other Georgetown University
Neuroimaging of social perception Morris, James Q2.Other University of Virginia
Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior Levitt, Pat Q2.Other University of Southern California
Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying children's theory of mind development Liu, David Q2.Other University of California, San Diego
Neurobiological mechanisms of insistence on sameness in autism D'Cruz, Anna-Maria Q2.Other University of Illinois at Chicago