Social ‘wanting’ dysfunction in autism: neurobiological underpinnings and treatment implications

@inproceedings{Kohls2012SocialD,
  title={Social ‘wanting’ dysfunction in autism: neurobiological underpinnings and treatment implications},
  author={Gregor Kohls and Coralie Chevallier and Vanessa Troiani and Robert T Schultz},
  booktitle={Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders},
  year={2012}
}
Most behavioral training regimens in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) rely on reward-based reinforcement strategies. Although proven to significantly increase both cognitive and social outcomes and successfully reduce aberrant behaviors, this approach fails to benefit a substantial number of affected individuals. Given the enormous amount of clinical and financial resources devoted to behavioral interventions, there is a surprisingly large gap in our knowledge of the basic reward mechanisms of… CONTINUE READING