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Abstract #4131

Thalamo-Cortical Functional Connectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mariana Lazar1, Joy Carol Ming2, Laura Miles1, Jeffrey Donaldson1

1Department of Radiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, United States; 2Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ, United States

Autism Spectrum Disorders are characterized by deficits in a wide range of functional domains including motor, sensory, behavioral, and cognitive functions. Concurrent data suggest that atypical brain connectivity is one of the key features of these disorders. In this abstract we investigate the thalamo-cortical functional connectivity during rest in a group of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and a typically developing group of individuals.