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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
CAREER: Integrative behavioural and neurophysiological studies of normal and autistic cognition using video game environments Robertson, Steven Q2.Other Cornell University
Neural synchrony dysfunction of gamma oscillations in autism Rojas, Donald Q2.Other University of Colorado Denver
Neural mechanisms for social cognition in autism spectrum disorders Saxe, Rebecca Q2.Other Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Are neuronal defects in the cerebral cortex linked to autism? Shi, Song-Hai Q2.Other Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
fMRI study of reward responsiveness of children with autism spectrum disorder Shirinyan, David Q2.Other University of California, Los Angeles
Cognitive control in autism Solomon, Marjorie Q2.Other University of California, Davis
The neural basis of early action perception Sommerville, Jessica Q2.Other University of Washington
ACE Center: Neuroimaging studies of connectivity in ASD Staib, Lawrence Q2.Other Yale University
Structural brain differences between autistic and typically-developing siblings Steinman, Kyle Q2.Other Stanford University
Using functional physiology to uncover the fundamental principles of visual cortex Tarr, Michael Q2.Other Carnegie Mellon University
Structural and functional connectivity of large-scale brain networks in autism spectrum disorders Uddin, Lucina Q2.Other Stanford University
Functional anatomy of face processing in the primate brain Ungerleider, Leslie Q2.Other National Institutes of Health
Neuroimaging of top-down control and bottom-up processes in childhood ASD Vaidya, Chandan Q2.Other Georgetown University
Using genetically modified mice to explore the neuronal network involved in social recognition Wagner, Schlomo Q2.Other Haifa University
Defining the dynamics of the default network with direct brain recordings and functional MRI Weaver, Kurt Q2.Other University of Washington