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Project Title

Project Title

Characterization of the mirror neuron system in 3-9 month old infants using the BabySQUID imaging system

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Annett, Robert

Description

Description

This study will evaluate children as they observe and imitate a series of hand gestures as they rest their head on the headrest of a neuroimaging system called BabySQUID. This system will use magnetoencephalography (MEG) to collect brain function data from normally developing children, as well as from children with developmental disorders such as autism, to determine if there are developing parts of the brain that are associated with motion. The research will help determine whether or not abnormal brain function contributes to a child's inability to mimic observed gestures or whether this may have any influence upon social or motor impairments that occur in children diagnosed with autism. The results may provide important information about how observation and performance of an action is generated in the brain.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

4748

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Characterization of the mirror neuron system in 3-9 month old infants using the BabySQUID imaging system (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of New Mexico

State/Country

State/Country

New Mexico

Project Number

Project Number

5M01RR000997-34

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Characterization of the mirror neuron system in 3-9 month old infants using the BabySQUID imaging system | 5519 | 2010 | 5M01RR000997-35

 
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