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Table 2 Correlation of autism spectrum quotient (AQ), empathy quotient (EQ) and systemizing quotient (SQ) with fractional anisotropy of the white matter tracts

From: Constrained spherical deconvolution-based tractography and tract-based spatial statistics show abnormal microstructural organization in Asperger syndrome

WM a tracts AQ a and FA a EQ a and FA a SQ a and FA a
Correlation b Pvalue c Correlation b Pvalue c Correlation b Pvalue c
ATR a L 0.3010 0.08871 −0.3551 0.04255 0.07749 0.6682
ATR a R 0.1772 0.3239 −0.2403 0.1779 0.1201 0.5055
SCC a 0.09482 0.5997 −0.06295 0.7278 0.01877 0.9174
CST a L 0.1720 0.3385 0.1040 0.5648 −0.004599 0.9797
CST a R 0.2603 0.1435 0.05810 0.7481 0.07059 0.6963
IFO a L 0.2675 0.1323 −0.3043 0.08511 0.04044 0.8232
IFO a R 0.3869 0.02613 −0.3213 0.06829 0.1149 0.5242
ILF a L 0.2861 0.1065 −0.2277 0.2026 0.1736 0.3339
ILF a R 0.3160 0.07321 −0.2515 0.1580 0.1161 0.5199
SLF a L 0.3189 0.07049 −0.1911 0.2866 0.1285 0.4759
SLF a R 0.2730 0.1242 −0.1050 0.5608 0.04742 0.7933
UNC a L 0.2994 0.09054 −0.07811 0.6657 0.1500 0.4047
UNC a R 0.1613 0.3700 −0.08445 0.6403 0.09923 0.5827
  1. aAQ, Autism spectrum quotient; EQ, Empathy quotient; SQ, Systemizing quotient; WM, white matter; FA, fractional anisotropy; ATR, anterior thalamic radiation; SCC, splenium of corpus callosum; CST, corticospinal tract; IFO, inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus; ILF, inferior longitudinal fasciculus; SLF, superior longitudinal fasciculus; UNC, uncinate fasciculus.
  2. bThe correlations were calculated for all subjects.
  3. cSignificant P values (P <0.05) are written in bold.