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The purpose of this
project is to evaluate brain activity of patients with Autism Spectrum
Disorders (ASD) using magnetoencephalography (MEG) during resting state. Our
preliminary data shows that children with these developmental disorders have
abnormal neuromagnetic oscillations in the default mode network, which may
underlie core deficits in social reciprocity and social use of language.
Kim Leiken, PhD
Leiken is a postdoctoral
research fellow in the division of Neurology.
Her primary research interests are the abnormal neural oscillations
underlying neurodevelopmental disorders including migraine, obsessive
compulsive disorder, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and
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