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Project Title

Project Title

Functional MRI of attention regulation in people with and without autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Vaidya, Chandan

Description

Description

Autism is a common developmental disorder that significantly impairs cognitive, emotional, and social functioning. Both social and non-social attention deficits are observed in autism, but few studies have directly compared attentional regulation in social and non-social domains. In this study, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) will be used to assess the neural basis of attention regulation in high functioning autistic and healthy children and adults in social and non-social domains will be examined. Knowledge from the proposed study will be clinically significant for specifying neurocognitive diagnostic criteria that are specific to autism relative to other developmental disorders involving attentional dysregulation. Further, this knowledge will increase understanding about the neurophysiology of developing attentional systems.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

3452

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

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 2LA. Complete a large-scale, multi-disciplinary, collaborative project that longitudinally and comprehensively examines how the biological, clinical, and developmental profiles of individuals, with a special emphasis on females, youths, and adults with ASD, change over time as compared to typically developing people by 2020. IACC Recommended Budget: $126,200,000 over 12 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Functional MRI of attention regulation in people with and without autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Georgetown University

State/Country

State/Country

District of Columbia

Project Number

Project Number

5M01RR023942-03

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Functional MRI of attention regulation in people with and without autism | 22831 | 2008 | M01RR023942-02

 
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