Karen Pierce

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mapping early brain development in autism
    Eric Courchesne
    Department of Neurosciences, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Neuron 56:399-413. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint The brain response to personally familiar faces in autism: findings of fusiform activity and beyond
    Karen Pierce
    Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Brain 127:2703-16. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Abnormal variability and distribution of functional maps in autism: an FMRI study of visuomotor learning
    Ralph Axel Müller
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, Childrens Hospital Reserch Children, La Jolla, California 92120, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1847-62. 2003
  4. pmc Disrupted neural synchronization in toddlers with autism
    ILAN DINSTEIN
    Autism Center of Excellence, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Neuron 70:1218-25. 2011
  5. pmc Detecting, studying, and treating autism early: the one-year well-baby check-up approach
    Karen Pierce
    Department of Neurosciences, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    J Pediatr 159:458-465.e1-6. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Neuron number and size in prefrontal cortex of children with autism
    Eric Courchesne
    Department of Neuroscience, NIH UCSD Autism Center of Excellence, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    JAMA 306:2001-10. 2011
  7. pmc Fusiform function in children with an autism spectrum disorder is a matter of "who"
    Karen Pierce
    Department of Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 64:552-60. 2008
  8. pmc A failure of left temporal cortex to specialize for language is an early emerging and fundamental property of autism
    Lisa T Eyler
    UCSD Autism Center of Excellence, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Brain 135:949-60. 2012
  9. pmc Longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging study of cortical development through early childhood in autism
    Cynthia M Schumann
    Autism Center of Excellence, Department of Neurosciences, Center for Human Development, and Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    J Neurosci 30:4419-27. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Brain overgrowth in autism during a critical time in development: implications for frontal pyramidal neuron and interneuron development and connectivity
    Eric Courchesne
    Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Int J Dev Neurosci 23:153-70. 2005

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Mapping early brain development in autism
    Eric Courchesne
    Department of Neurosciences, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Neuron 56:399-413. 2007
    ..As such, autism may additionally provide unique insight into genetic and developmental processes that shape early neural wiring patterns and make possible higher-order social, emotional, and communication functions...
  2. ncbi request reprint The brain response to personally familiar faces in autism: findings of fusiform activity and beyond
    Karen Pierce
    Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Brain 127:2703-16. 2004
    ..Therefore, dysfunction in the FFA found in other studies of autism may reflect defects in systems that modulate the FFA, rather than the FFA itself...
  3. ncbi request reprint Abnormal variability and distribution of functional maps in autism: an FMRI study of visuomotor learning
    Ralph Axel Müller
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, Childrens Hospital Reserch Children, La Jolla, California 92120, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1847-62. 2003
    ..The authors examined whether such abnormalities generalize to multimodal processing (visually driven motor sequence learning)...
  4. pmc Disrupted neural synchronization in toddlers with autism
    ILAN DINSTEIN
    Autism Center of Excellence, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Neuron 70:1218-25. 2011
    ..Disrupted cortical synchronization, therefore, appears to be a notable characteristic of autism neurophysiology that is evident at very early stages of autism development...
  5. pmc Detecting, studying, and treating autism early: the one-year well-baby check-up approach
    Karen Pierce
    Department of Neurosciences, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    J Pediatr 159:458-465.e1-6. 2011
    ..To determine the feasibility of implementing a broadband screen at the 1-year check-up to detect cases of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), language delay (LD), and developmental delay (DD)...
  6. doi request reprint Neuron number and size in prefrontal cortex of children with autism
    Eric Courchesne
    Department of Neuroscience, NIH UCSD Autism Center of Excellence, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    JAMA 306:2001-10. 2011
    ..Autism often involves early brain overgrowth, including the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Although prefrontal abnormality has been theorized to underlie some autistic symptoms, the cellular defects that cause abnormal overgrowth remain unknown...
  7. pmc Fusiform function in children with an autism spectrum disorder is a matter of "who"
    Karen Pierce
    Department of Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 64:552-60. 2008
    ..To fill this gap, 45 children aged 6-12 participated in practice scans. After exclusion due to motion, 11 children with an ASD and 11 age-matched normal control subjects were included in final analyses...
  8. pmc A failure of left temporal cortex to specialize for language is an early emerging and fundamental property of autism
    Lisa T Eyler
    UCSD Autism Center of Excellence, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Brain 135:949-60. 2012
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  9. pmc Longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging study of cortical development through early childhood in autism
    Cynthia M Schumann
    Autism Center of Excellence, Department of Neurosciences, Center for Human Development, and Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    J Neurosci 30:4419-27. 2010
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  10. ncbi request reprint Brain overgrowth in autism during a critical time in development: implications for frontal pyramidal neuron and interneuron development and connectivity
    Eric Courchesne
    Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Int J Dev Neurosci 23:153-70. 2005
    ..The relationship to clinical characteristics and other disorders of macrencephaly are discussed...
  11. doi request reprint Preference for geometric patterns early in life as a risk factor for autism
    Karen Pierce
    Department of Neurosciences, Autism Center of Excellence, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92037, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:101-9. 2011
    ..The extent to which a preference for looking at geometric repetition is an early risk factor for autism has yet to be examined...
  12. pmc Early functional brain development in autism and the promise of sleep fMRI
    Karen Pierce
    Department of Neurosciences, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Brain Res 1380:162-74. 2011
    ..The ability to do so relies on improving and streamlining early identification and thus early treatment efforts...
  13. ncbi request reprint Why the frontal cortex in autism might be talking only to itself: local over-connectivity but long-distance disconnection
    Eric Courchesne
    Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 15:225-30. 2005
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  14. ncbi request reprint The neurobiological basis of autism from a developmental perspective
    Natacha Akshoomoff
    Laboratory for Research on the Neuroscience of Autism, Children s Hospital Research Center, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 14:613-34. 2002
    ..We discuss how these recent advances have led us to develop a growth dysregulation hypothesis of autism. Finally, we discuss how this hypothesis may lead to new innovations in autism research...
  15. ncbi request reprint The power and promise of identifying autism early: insights from the search for clinical and biological markers
    Karen Pierce
    Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92037, USA
    Ann Clin Psychiatry 21:132-47. 2009
    ..The study of the biological basis of autism prior to age 3 is essential and can most directly be achieved with prospective research designs...
  16. ncbi request reprint Functional MRI of motor sequence acquisition: effects of learning stage and performance
    Ralph Axel Müller
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, MC1863, 6363 Alvarado Ct 200, San Diego, CA 92120, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 14:277-93. 2002
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