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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
Collaborative research: Modeling perception and memory: Studies in priming Huber, David Q2.Other University of California, San Diego
Collaborative research: Learning complex auditory categories Holt, Lori Q2.Other Carnegie Mellon University
Exploring the uncanny valley Hodgins, Jessica Q2.Other Carnegie Mellon University
Collaborative research: The path to verb learning Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy Q2.Other Temple University
HSD: Collaborative research: Evolutionary, developmental, and neurobiological sources of moral judgments Hauser, Marc Q2.Other Harvard University
Communicative and emotional facial expression production in children with autism Grossman, Ruth Q2.Other University of Massachusetts Medical School
Collaborative research: The path to verb learning Golinkoff, Roberta Q2.Other University of Delaware
Mimicry and imitation in autism spectrum disorders Fein, Deborah Q2.Other University of Connecticut
CAREER: The role of prosody in word segmentation and lexical access Dilley, Laura Q2.Other Michigan State University
HSD: Collaborative research: Evolutionary, developmental, and neurobiological sources of moral judgments Damasio, Antonio Q2.Other University of Southern California
Past, present, and future-oriented thinking about the self in children with autism spectrum disorder Bowler, Dermot Q2.Other City University London
Learning and compression in human working memory Alvarez, George Q2.Other Harvard University