Abnormal functional specialization within medial prefrontal cortex in high-functioning autism: a multi-voxel similarity analysis

@article{Gilbert2009AbnormalFS,
  title={Abnormal functional specialization within medial prefrontal cortex in high-functioning autism: a multi-voxel similarity analysis},
  author={Sam J. Gilbert and Julia D. I. Meuwese and Karren J. Towgood and Christopher D. Frith and Paul W. Burgess},
  journal={Brain},
  year={2009},
  volume={132},
  pages={869 - 878}
}
Multi-voxel pattern analyses have proved successful in 'decoding' mental states from fMRI data, but have not been used to examine brain differences associated with atypical populations. We investigated a group of 16 (14 males) high-functioning participants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 16 non-autistic control participants (12 males) performing two tasks (spatial/verbal) previously shown to activate medial rostral prefrontal cortex (mrPFC). Each task manipulated: (i) attention towards… CONTINUE READING