Reward circuitry function in autism during face anticipation and outcomes.

@article{Dichter2012RewardCF,
  title={Reward circuitry function in autism during face anticipation and outcomes.},
  author={Gabriel S. Dichter and John A. Richey and Alison M Rittenberg and Antoinette Sabatino and James W. Bodfish},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={147-60}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate reward circuitry responses in autism during reward anticipation and outcomes for monetary and social rewards. During monetary anticipation, participants with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) showed hypoactivation in right nucleus accumbens and hyperactivation in right hippocampus, whereas during monetary outcomes, participants with ASDs showed hyperactivation in left midfrontal and anterior cingulate gyrus. Groups did not differ in nucleus accumbens… CONTINUE READING