Repetitive behaviors in autism are linked to imbalance of corticostriatal connectivity: a functional connectivity MRI study

  title={Repetitive behaviors in autism are linked to imbalance of corticostriatal connectivity: a functional connectivity MRI study},
  author={Angela E Abbott and Annika C. Linke and Aarti Nair and Afrooz Jahedi and Laura A. Alba and Christopher Lee Keown and Inna Fishman and Ralph-Axel M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience},
  pages={32 - 42}
Abstract The neural underpinnings of repetitive behaviors (RBs) in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), ranging from cognitive to motor characteristics, remain unknown. We assessed RB symptomatology in 50 ASD and 52 typically developing (TD) children and adolescents (ages 8–17 years), examining intrinsic functional connectivity (iFC) of corticostriatal circuitry, which is important for reward-based learning and integration of emotional, cognitive and motor processing, and considered impaired in… 

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