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Project Title

Project Title

Undergraduate Research Award

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Tomlinson, Sam

Description

Description

When people interact, a great deal of important information is exchanged through the eyes and the face. Processing this information and recognizing its meaning is a remarkable capacity of the human social cognitive system. For many individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), however, everyday interactions come with difficulties that point to deficits in parsing social cues. Identifying when and how these deficits emerge is a critical question with profound implications for early diagnosis and clinical intervention of ASDs. This project explores both the developmental time course and neural basis of social difficulties in ASD. Specifically, we study the brain’s response to robust sources of social information, such as eye contact, facial expression, and emotional valence, to search for potential early indicators of atypical development.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

3000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1LC. Identify and develop measures to assess at least three "continuous dimensions" (e.g., social reciprocity, communication disorders, and repetitive/restrictive behaviors) of ASD symptoms and severity that can be used by practitioners and/or families to assess response to intervention for people with ASD across the lifespan by 2016. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,500,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Undergraduate Research Award (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Yale University

State/Country

State/Country

Connecticut

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |

 
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