Accession Number : ADA486156


Title :   Cortical-Cortical Interactions And Sensory Information Processing in Autism


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Apr 2007-31 Mar 2008


Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL


Personal Author(s) : Tommerdahl, Mark


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a486156.pdf


Report Date : 30 Apr 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : There are two specific aims or categories of deliverables to be accomplished as tasks in this DoD sponsored research: The first specific aim is the hardware design and fabrication of a portable tactile diagnostic stimulator that can be used for the assessment of the cerebral cortical health of neurologically compromised subjects in particular, those subjects with autism. The second specific aim is the development of tactile discriminative protocols that will be used for the evaluation of the differences in cerebral cortical function between subjects with and without autism. In this first year of research, all the milestones listed for Y01 in the Statement of Work were met.


Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING , *COGNITION , *INTERACTIONS , *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , *CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM , MENTAL ABILITY , SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY) , INFORMATION PROCESSING , MENTAL DISORDERS , NEUROLOGY , STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , GENETIC DISEASES , SIMULATORS , PORTABLE EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE