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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
Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior Levitt, Pat Q2.Other University of Southern California
The cognitive neuroscience of autism spectrum disorders Martin, Alex Q2.Other National Institutes of Health
Linguistic perspective-taking in adults with high-functioning autism: Investigation of the mirror neuron system Mizuno, Akiko Q2.Other Carnegie Mellon University
Neural correlates of social exchange and valuation in autism Montague, P. Read Q2.Other Baylor College of Medicine
Social behavior deficits in autism: Role of amygdala Mooney, Sandra Q2.Other State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Behavioral and functional neuroimaging investigations of visual perception and cognition in autistics Mottron, Laurent Q2.Other Université de Montréal
Electrical measures of functional cortical connectivity in autism Murias, Michael Q2.Other University of Washington
Behavioral and neural processing of faces and expressions in nonhuman primates (supplement) Parr, Lisa Q2.Other Emory University
Behavioral and neural processing of faces and expressions in nonhuman primates Parr, Lisa Q2.Other Emory University
Synaptic processing in the basal ganglia Perkel, David Q2.Other University of Washington
Brain circuitry in simplex autism Petersen, Steven Q2.Other Washington University in St. Louis
ACE Center: Imaging the autistic brain before it knows it has autism Pierce, Karen Q2.Other University of California, San Diego
Neural basis of empathy and its dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) Platt, Michael Q2.Other Duke University
The neural basis of social cognition Puce, Aina Q2.Other Indiana University
Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development Redcay, Elizabeth Q2.Other Massachusetts Institute of Technology