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Cognitive Studies$4,170,425.99
Fiscal Year: 2010

Download 2010 Cognitive Studies projects (EXCEL)
These are studies of psychological and mental processes, including memory, producing and understanding language, solving problems, and making decisions. Projects in this subcategory consist of those that investigate theory of mind, social cognition and empathy, understanding facial expressions of emotion (and how and why this is impaired in ASD), and recall and memory.
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
Informational and neural bases of empathic accuracy in autism spectrum disorder Zaki, Jamil Q2.Other Columbia University
Is there a hierarchy of social inference? Intentionality, mind, and morality Malle, Bertram Q2.Other Brown University
Learning and compression in human working memory Alvarez, George Q2.Other Harvard University
Metacognition in comparative perspective Smith, J. David; Beran, Michael Q2.Other University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Mimicry and imitation in autism spectrum disorders Fein, Deborah Q2.Other University of Connecticut
Multimodal analyses of face processing in autism & down syndrome Mitchell, Teresa Q2.Other University of Massachusetts Medical School
Multiple systems in theory of mind development Leslie, Alan Q2.Other Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
Past, present, and future-oriented thinking about the self in children with autism spectrum disorder Bowler, Dermot Q2.Other City University London
Phonological processing in the autism spectrum Stewart, Mary Q2.Other Heriot-Watt University
Psychophysiological mechanisms of emotion expression Robins, Diana Q2.Other Georgia State University
Studies of social communication in speakers with autism spectrum disorder Paul, Rhea Q2.Other Yale University
Visual perspective-taking and the acquisition of American Sign Language by deaf children with autism Shield, Aaron Q2.Other University of Texas at Austin