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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
Action anticipation in infants Woodward, Amanda Q2.Other University of Chicago
Mimicry and imitation in autism spectrum disorders Fein, Deborah Q2.Other University of Connecticut
Collaborative research: The path to verb learning Golinkoff, Roberta Q2.Other University of Delaware
Communicative and emotional facial expression production in children with autism Grossman, Ruth Q2.Other University of Massachusetts Medical School
Multimodal analyses of face processing in autism & down syndrome Mitchell, Teresa Q2.Other University of Massachusetts Medical School
ACE Center: Development of categorization, facial knowledge in low & high functioning autism Strauss, Mark Q2.Other University of Pittsburgh
HSD: Collaborative research: Evolutionary, developmental, and neurobiological sources of moral judgments Damasio, Antonio Q2.Other University of Southern California
Doctoral dissertation research: Sign language in deaf and hearing autistic children Meier, Richard Q2.Other University of Texas at Austin
Visual perspective-taking and the acquisition of American Sign Language by deaf children with autism Shield, Aaron Q2.Other University of Texas at Austin
Development of face processing expertise Lee, Kang Q2.Other University of Toronto
Studies of social communication in speakers with autism spectrum disorder Paul, Rhea Q2.Other Yale University