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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
The neural correlates of transient and sustained executive control in children with autism spectrum disorder Christ, Shawn Q2.Other University of Missouri
Cognitive control of emotion in autism Mazefsky, Carla Q2.Other University of Pittsburgh
ACE Center: Systems connectivity + brain activation: Imaging studies of language + perception Just, Marcel Q2.Other University of Pittsburgh
Neural basis for the production and perception of prosody Aziz-Zadeh, Lisa Q2.Other University of Southern California
Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior Levitt, Pat Q2.Other University of Southern California
Cerebellar anatomic and functional connectivity in autism spectrum disorders Allen, Greg Q2.Other University of Texas at Austin
Neuroimaging of social perception Morris, James Q2.Other University of Virginia
The neural basis of early action perception Sommerville, Jessica Q2.Other University of Washington
Defining the dynamics of the default network with direct brain recordings and functional MRI Weaver, Kurt Q2.Other University of Washington
Multimodal brain imaging in autism spectrum disorders Kleinhans, Natalia Q2.Other University of Washington
Electrical measures of functional cortical connectivity in autism Murias, Michael Q2.Other University of Washington
Synaptic processing in the basal ganglia Perkel, David Q2.Other University of Washington
Neural mechanisms underlying an extended multisensory temporal binding window in ASD Foss-Feig, Jennifer Q2.Other Vanderbilt University
Brain circuitry in simplex autism Petersen, Steven Q2.Other Washington University in St. Louis
ACE Center: Neuroimaging studies of connectivity in ASD Staib, Lawrence Q2.Other Yale University