Altered reward system reactivity for personalized circumscribed interests in autism.

Altered reward system reactivity for personalized circumscribed interests in autism.
Related ArticlesAltered reward system reactivity for personalized circumscribed interests in autism. Mol Autism. 2018;9:9 Authors: Kohls G, Antezana L, Mosner MG, Schultz RT, Yerys BE Abstract Background: Neurobiological research in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has paid little attention on brain mechanisms that cause and maintain restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests (RRBIs). Evidence indicates an imbalance in the brain's reward system responsiveness to social and non-social stimuli may contribute to both social deficits and RRBIs. Thus, this study's central aim was to compare brain responsiveness to individual RRBI (i.e., circumscribed interests), with social rewards (i.e., social approval), in ... read more
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