SFARI is pleased to announce that it has awarded 13 grants in response to the Explorer Awards request for applications this year.
The short-term goal and scope of this proposal is to eliminate head motion in MRI scans at the time of acquisition by developing new, patient-specific hardware that physically prevents the head from moving in the scanner. In the longer term, Jones aims to understand the neural representation of restricted interests and how shifts in restricted interests are represented in the brain of individuals with autism.
Sapiro will develop computational and machine-learning tools to allow gaze analysis and its integration with other video-recorded behaviors, from cameras embedded in standard phones/tablets/computers.
Ng and Chukoskie will objectively study movement behaviors and their relationship to physiological states in children with autism using low-cost, flexible movement and heart-rate sensors incorporated in wearable textiles.
SFARI is pleased to announce that it has awarded 32 grants (19 Pilot Awards and 13 Research Awards) in response to the 2017 Pilot and Research Awards request for applications (RFA).
Ginty will define the mechanisms of aberrant touch sensitivity in mouse models of ASD and in individuals with ASD, and will translate these findings into possible therapeutics.