Evidence for a cerebellar role in reduced exploration and stereotyped behavior in autism

@article{Pierce2001EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a cerebellar role in reduced exploration and stereotyped behavior in autism},
  author={Karen L Pierce and Eric Courchesne},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={49},
  pages={655-664}
}
BACKGROUND Although limited environmental exploration in autism is an obvious behavioral feature and may be a manifestation of "restricted interests" as described in DSM-IV criteria, there have been no behavioral or neurobiological studies of this important aspect of the disorder. Given consistent reports of cerebellar abnormality in autism, combined with animal research showing a relationship between exploration and the cerebellum, this study aimed to test the possible link between cerebellar… CONTINUE READING
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