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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
Behavioral and functional neuroimaging investigations of visual perception and cognition in autistics Mottron, Laurent Q2.Other Université de Montréal
Neuroimaging of social perception Morris, James Q2.Other University of Virginia
Social behavior deficits in autism: Role of amygdala Mooney, Sandra Q2.Other State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Neural correlates of social exchange and valuation in autism Montague, P. Read Q2.Other Baylor College of Medicine
Linguistic perspective-taking in adults with high-functioning autism: Investigation of the mirror neuron system Mizuno, Akiko Q2.Other Carnegie Mellon University
Cognitive control of emotion in autism Mazefsky, Carla Q2.Other University of Pittsburgh
The cognitive neuroscience of autism spectrum disorders Martin, Alex Q2.Other National Institutes of Health
A developmental social neuroscience approach to perception-action relations Marshall, Peter Q2.Other Temple 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
Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying children's theory of mind development Liu, David Q2.Other University of California, San Diego
Synchronous activity in networks of electrically coupled cortical interneurons Lewis, Timothy Q2.Other University of California, Davis
Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior Levitt, Pat Q2.Other University of Southern California
Testing the effects of cortical disconnection in non-human primates Krauzlis, Richard Q2.Other The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Language and social communication in autism Knaus, Tracey Q2.Other University of California, Los Angeles
Multimodal brain imaging in autism spectrum disorders Kleinhans, Natalia Q2.Other University of Washington
ACE Center: Systems connectivity + brain activation: Imaging studies of language + perception Just, Marcel Q2.Other University of Pittsburgh
Neural systems for the extraction of socially-relevant information from faces Haxby, James Q2.Other Dartmouth College
MRI: Acquisition of a high-density electrophysiology laboratory for intercollegiate research and training in cognitive neuroscience Hartley, Alan Q2.Other Scripps College
The neural substrates of social interactions Gupta, Rupa Q2.Other University of Iowa
Face perception: Mapping psychological spaces to neural responses Grill-Spector, Kalanit Q2.Other Stanford University
Neural correlates of maturation of face processing Grill-Spector, Kalanit Q2.Other Stanford University
Neural basis of socially driven attention in children with autism Greene, Deanna Q2.Other University of California, Los Angeles
Neural mechanisms underlying an extended multisensory temporal binding window in ASD Foss-Feig, Jennifer Q2.Other Vanderbilt University
The integration of interneurons into cortical microcircuits Fishell, Gordon Q2.Other New York University School of Medicine
Probing disrupted cortico-thalamic interactions in autism spectrum disorders Fagiolini, Michela; Chen, Chinfei Q2.S.D Children's Hospital Boston