Adults with autism spectrum disorders exhibit decreased sensitivity to reward parameters when making effort-based decisions

@inproceedings{Damiano2011AdultsWA,
  title={Adults with autism spectrum disorders exhibit decreased sensitivity to reward parameters when making effort-based decisions},
  author={Cara R. Damiano and Joseph Aloi and Michael Tilghman Treadway and James W. Bodfish and Gabriel S. Dichter},
  booktitle={Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders},
  year={2011}
}
Efficient effort expenditure to obtain rewards is critical for optimal goal-directed behavior and learning. Clinical observation suggests that individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may show dysregulated reward-based effort expenditure, but no behavioral study to date has assessed effort-based decision-making in ASD. The current study compared a group of adults with ASD to a group of typically developing adults on the Effort Expenditure for Rewards Task (EEfRT), a behavioral measure… CONTINUE READING
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