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Sensory and Motor Function$6,249,148.67
Fiscal Year: 2010

Download 2010 Sensory and Motor Function projects (EXCEL)
Projects in this subcategory explore the neural underpinnings of motor skills and abilities in children with ASD and assess visual, auditory, and other sensory processes in the brain.
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
Description and assessment of sensory abnormalities in ASD Dixon, Dennis Q2.Other Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Complex decisions and the brain: An experimental and theoretical approach Churchland, Anne Q2.Other Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cortical mechanisms underlying visual motion processing impairments in autism Chen, Yue Q2.Other Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital
Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism Bennetto, Loisa Q2.Other University of Rochester
Taste, smell, and feeding behavior in autism: A quantitative traits study Bennetto, Loisa Q2.Other University of Rochester
Understanding perception and action in autism Bastian, Amy Q2.Other Kennedy Krieger Institute
Characterization of the mirror neuron system in 3-9 month old infants using the BabySQUID imaging system Annett, Robert Q2.Other University of New Mexico
Time perception and timed performance in autism Allman, Melissa Q2.Other Kennedy Krieger Institute