Investigation of altered neural circuits in autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia using multimodal MRI and development of cross-species translatable measures of brain functions

Principal Investigator
橋本 龍一郎

Ryuichiro Hashimoto

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.