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Project Title

Project Title

Emotion-modulated psychophysiology of autism spectrum disorders

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Dichter, Gabriel

Description

Description

Social-cognitive deficits and restricted, repetitive behaviors are core autism symptoms, and they may both be characterized by dysregulated goal-directed responses to affective stimuli, such as situations that typically evoke emotion. In this project, ASD individuals will be exposed to various stimuli (i.e. neutral, emotional, and social stimuli) and their motivational responses will be evaluated using painless, noninvasive psychophysiological measures. The information learned from this study will add to the understanding of the pathophysiology of autism. In the future, the psychophysiological measures studied in this project could be evaluated for their utility as diagnostic tests or biomarkers of treatment response.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

258981

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

1O. Not specific to Question 1 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Emotion-modulated psychophysiology of autism spectrum disorders (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

State/Country

State/Country

North Carolina

Project Number

Project Number

1R21MH085254-01A1

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

Yes

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Emotion-modulated psychophysiology of autism spectrum disorders | 156781 | 2010 | 5R21MH085254-02

 
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