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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
Neural basis for the production and perception of prosody Aziz-Zadeh, Lisa Q2.Other University of Southern California
Investigation of cortical folding complexity in children with autism, their autism-discordant siblings, and controls Barnea-Goraly, Naama Q2.Other Stanford University
Social and affective components of communication Bellugi, Ursula Q2.Other Salk Institute For Biological Studies
Development of brain connectivity in autism Castellanos, Francisco Xavier; Lord, Catherine Q2.Other New York University School of Medicine; University of Michigan
The neural correlates of transient and sustained executive control in children with autism spectrum disorder Christ, Shawn Q2.Other University of Missouri
fMRI studies of neural dysfunction in autistic toddlers Courchesne, Eric Q2.Other University of California, San Diego
A combined fMRI-TMS study on the role of the mirror neuron system in social cognition: Moving beyond correlational evidence Dapretto, Mirella Q2.Other University of California, Los Angeles
ACE Center: Mirror neuron and reward circuitry in autism Dapretto, Mirella Q2.Other University of California, Los Angeles
Neurobiological mechanisms of insistence on sameness in autism D'Cruz, Anna-Maria Q2.Other University of Illinois at Chicago
Connectivity of anterior cingulate cortex networks in autism Di Martino, Adriana Q2.Other New York University School of Medicine
MRI: Acquisition of a high-density electrophysiology laboratory for intercollegiate research and training in cognitive neuroscience Hartley, Alan Q2.Other Scripps College
Neural systems for the extraction of socially-relevant information from faces Haxby, James Q2.Other Dartmouth College
Synchronous activity in networks of electrically coupled cortical interneurons Lewis, Timothy Q2.Other University of California, Davis
Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying children's theory of mind development Liu, David Q2.Other University of California, San Diego
Morphological decomposition in derived word recognition: Single trial correlational MEG studies of morphology down to the roots Marantz, Alec Q2.Other New York University
A developmental social neuroscience approach to perception-action relations Marshall, Peter Q2.Other Temple University
Cognitive control of emotion in autism Mazefsky, Carla Q2.Other University of Pittsburgh
Neuroimaging of social perception Morris, James Q2.Other University of Virginia
Neural bases of semantic interpretation Pylkkanen, Liina Q2.Other New York University
CAREER: Integrative behavioural and neurophysiological studies of normal and autistic cognition using video game environments Robertson, Steven Q2.Other Cornell University
fMRI study of reward responsiveness of children with autism spectrum disorder Shirinyan, David Q2.Other University of California, Los Angeles
The neural basis of early action perception Sommerville, Jessica Q2.Other University of Washington
Structural and functional connectivity of large-scale brain networks in autism spectrum disorders Uddin, Lucina Q2.Other Stanford University
Defining the dynamics of the default network with direct brain recordings and functional MRI Weaver, Kurt Q2.Other University of Washington
Testing neurological models of autism Adolphs, Ralph Q2.Other California Institute of Technology