An fMRI investigation of responses to peer rejection in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders

  title={An fMRI investigation of responses to peer rejection in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders},
  author={Carrie L. Masten and Natalie L. Colich and Jeffrey D. Rudie and Susan Y. Bookheimer and Naomi I. Eisenberger and Mirella Dapretto},
  journal={Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience},
Peer rejection is particularly pervasive among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, how adolescents with ASD differ from typically developing adolescents in their responses to peer rejection is poorly understood. The goal of the current investigation was to examine neural responses to peer exclusion among adolescents with ASD compared to typically developing adolescents. Nineteen adolescents with ASD and 17 typically developing controls underwent fMRI as they were… CONTINUE READING
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