Beyond Diagnostic Classification of Autism: Neuroanatomical, Functional, and Behavioral Phenotypes

University Of Utah
RFA-EB-15-006
2016
1R01EB022876-01
Fletcher, Preston Thomas
A major barrier to creating effective treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a lifelong neurological disorder characterized by stereotyped behavior and difficulties in social interactions, is the lack of understanding of the underlying brain mechanisms. Fletcher and his team propose to develop novel statistical methods for integrating the analyses of neuroimaging data (functional and structural MRI) with behavioral assessments. The resulting set of open-source tools will help relate brain networks to specific ASD behaviors, as well as those observed in other neuropsychological disorders.
University Of Utah
United States
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US
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