Accession Number:

ADA614050

Title:

Neural Correlates of Restricted, Repetitive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 6 Sep 2011-5 Sep 2014

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We enrolled a total of 96 participants and completed data acquisition for 89 participants 53 with ASD and 36 controls. After performing qualitative and quantitative quality control and pre-processing of the data, we have been actively processing and analyzing the rich dataset from multiple perspectives. This includes investigation of how altered functional and structural connectivity in individuals with ASD is related to restrictive, repetitive behaviors and language abilities. We presented our preliminary findings at the Conference on Resting State Brain Connectivity Sept 2014 and the Simons Center Annual Poster Session on the Social Brain Nov 2014. Using data from this project as pilot, we have secured funding from the Simons Center for the Social Brain, the Bertarelli Foundation, and the NIH - Autism Center for Excellence Project to actively continue our work in autism.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE