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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Bennetto, Loisa

Description

Description

This study tests the hypothesis that children with autism do not automatically process nonverbal cues. Additionally, their difficulty in integrating verbal and nonverbal information may reflect differences in how individuals with autism integrate auditory and visual information. Dr. Bennetto and her pre-doctoral fellow will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine how the brains of children with high-functioning autism process gesture (communicative hand and arm movements) and speech. They will also determine whether the difficulties in integrating visual and auditory cues in autism are limited to speech signals or if they extend to non-social situations as well.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2008-2010

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

Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Rochester

State/Country

State/Country

New York

Project Number

Project Number

2268

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism | 30000 | 2009 | 2268
Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism | 30000 | 2008 | 2268

 
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