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Project Title

Project Title

ACE Center: Gaze perception abnormalities in infants with ASD

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Chawarska, Katarzyna

Description

Description

This grant provides support for an NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE). Deficits in making eye contact and limited ability to benefit from communicative and affective information provided through gaze are amongst the defining features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the second and third year. This study will examine whether infants with ASD have impaired detection of and preference for faces with direct gaze in an attempt to discover behavioral markers of ASD in 12-24 month old infants, which could subsequently be utilized to develop feasible screening methods for infants. Further, identification of the aspects of gaze processing that are impaired and those that are preserved in ASD will provide valuable indicators regarding the neural mechanisms that might be affected or preserved in late infancy, a period in which functional brain imaging is still very difficult to implement.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

307065

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LA. Identify behavioral and biological markers that separately, or in combination, accurately identify, before age 2, one or more subtypes of children at risk for developing ASD by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

ACE Center: Gaze perception abnormalities in infants with ASD (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Yale University

State/Country

State/Country

Connecticut

Project Number

Project Number

5P50MH081756-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

ACE Center: Gaze perception abnormalities in infants with ASD | 304365 | 2010 | 5P50MH081756-03

 
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