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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
Linguistic perspective-taking in adults with high-functioning autism: Investigation of the mirror neuron system Mizuno, Akiko Q2.Other Carnegie Mellon University
Morphological decomposition in derived word recognition: Single trial correlational MEG studies of morphology down to the roots Marantz, Alec Q2.Other New York University
MRI: Acquisition of a high-density electrophysiology laboratory for intercollegiate research and training in cognitive neuroscience Hartley, Alan Q2.Other Scripps College
Multimodal brain imaging in autism spectrum disorders Kleinhans, Natalia Q2.Other University of Washington
Neural bases of semantic interpretation Pylkkanen, Liina Q2.Other New York University
Neural basis for the production and perception of prosody Aziz-Zadeh, Lisa Q2.Other University of Southern California
Neural basis of empathy and its dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) Platt, Michael Q2.Other Duke University
Neural basis of socially driven attention in children with autism Greene, Deanna Q2.Other University of California, Los Angeles
Neural correlates of maturation of face processing Grill-Spector, Kalanit Q2.Other Stanford University
Neural correlates of social exchange and valuation in autism Montague, P. Read Q2.Other Baylor College of Medicine
Neural mechanisms for social cognition in autism spectrum disorders Saxe, Rebecca Q2.Other Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Neural mechanisms underlying an extended multisensory temporal binding window in ASD Foss-Feig, Jennifer Q2.Other Vanderbilt University
Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development Redcay, Elizabeth Q2.Other Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Neural synchrony dysfunction of gamma oscillations in autism Rojas, Donald Q2.Other University of Colorado Denver
Neural systems for the extraction of socially-relevant information from faces Haxby, James Q2.Other Dartmouth College
Neurobiological mechanisms of insistence on sameness in autism D'Cruz, Anna-Maria Q2.Other University of Illinois at Chicago
Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying children's theory of mind development Liu, David Q2.Other University of California, San Diego
Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior Levitt, Pat Q2.Other University of Southern California
Neuroimaging of social perception Morris, James Q2.Other University of Virginia
Neuroimaging of top-down control and bottom-up processes in childhood ASD Vaidya, Chandan Q2.Other Georgetown University
Probing disrupted cortico-thalamic interactions in autism spectrum disorders Fagiolini, Michela; Chen, Chinfei Q2.S.D Children's Hospital Boston
Social and affective components of communication Bellugi, Ursula Q2.Other Salk Institute For Biological Studies
Social behavior deficits in autism: Role of amygdala Mooney, Sandra Q2.Other State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Structural and functional connectivity of large-scale brain networks in autism spectrum disorders Uddin, Lucina Q2.Other Stanford University
Structural brain differences between autistic and typically-developing siblings Steinman, Kyle Q2.Other Stanford University