Investigation of altered neural circuits in autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia using multimodal MRI and development of cross-species translatable measures of brain functions
Medical Institute of Developmental Disabilities Research,
Showa University Karasuyama Hospital
We aim to reveal altered brain networks in adult high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by adopting multimodal MRI methods of structural MRI，diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)，and functional MRI. Specifically, we focus on functional brain networks in the fronto-temporal cortex, and seek to develop cross-species translatable functional measures of auditory and voice processing through collaboration with primate research groups.