Function and structure in social brain regions can link oxytocin-receptor genes with autistic social behavior.

@article{Yamasue2013FunctionAS,
  title={Function and structure in social brain regions can link oxytocin-receptor genes with autistic social behavior.},
  author={Hidenori Yamasue},
  journal={Brain & development},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={111-8}
}
Difficulties in appropriate social and communicative behaviors are the most prevalent and core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Although recent intensive research has focused on the neurobiological background of these difficulties, many aspects of them were not yet elucidated. Recent studies have employed multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indices as intermediate phenotypes of this behavioral phenotype to link candidate genes with the autistic social difficulty. As MRI… CONTINUE READING