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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 correlates of social exchange and valuation in autism Montague, P. Read Q2.Other Baylor College of Medicine
Testing neurological models of autism Adolphs, Ralph Q2.Other California Institute of Technology
Using functional physiology to uncover the fundamental principles of visual cortex Tarr, Michael Q2.Other Carnegie Mellon University
Linguistic perspective-taking in adults with high-functioning autism: Investigation of the mirror neuron system Mizuno, Akiko Q2.Other Carnegie Mellon University
Probing disrupted cortico-thalamic interactions in autism spectrum disorders Fagiolini, Michela; Chen, Chinfei Q2.S.D Children's Hospital Boston
CAREER: Integrative behavioural and neurophysiological studies of normal and autistic cognition using video game environments Robertson, Steven Q2.Other Cornell University
Neural systems for the extraction of socially-relevant information from faces Haxby, James Q2.Other Dartmouth College
Neural basis of empathy and its dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) Platt, Michael Q2.Other Duke University
Behavioral and neural processing of faces and expressions in nonhuman primates (supplement) Parr, Lisa Q2.Other Emory University
Behavioral and neural processing of faces and expressions in nonhuman primates Parr, Lisa Q2.Other Emory University
White matter structural deficits in high functioning children with autism Bregman, Joel Q2.Other Feinstein Institute For Medical Research
Neuroimaging of top-down control and bottom-up processes in childhood ASD Vaidya, Chandan Q2.Other Georgetown University
Using genetically modified mice to explore the neuronal network involved in social recognition Wagner, Schlomo Q2.Other Haifa University
The neural basis of social cognition Puce, Aina Q2.Other Indiana University
Neural mechanisms for social cognition in autism spectrum disorders Saxe, Rebecca Q2.Other Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development Redcay, Elizabeth Q2.Other Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Are neuronal defects in the cerebral cortex linked to autism? Shi, Song-Hai Q2.Other Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Functional anatomy of face processing in the primate brain Ungerleider, Leslie Q2.Other National Institutes of Health
The cognitive neuroscience of autism spectrum disorders Martin, Alex Q2.Other National Institutes of Health
Morphological decomposition in derived word recognition: Single trial correlational MEG studies of morphology down to the roots Marantz, Alec Q2.Other New York University
Neural bases of semantic interpretation Pylkkanen, Liina Q2.Other New York University
Connectivity of anterior cingulate cortex networks in autism Di Martino, Adriana Q2.Other New York University School of Medicine
The integration of interneurons into cortical microcircuits Fishell, Gordon Q2.Other New York University School of Medicine
Development of brain connectivity in autism Castellanos, Francisco Xavier; Lord, Catherine Q2.Other New York University School of Medicine; University of Michigan
The brain genomics superstruct project Buckner, Randy Q2.S.G President & Fellows of Harvard College