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Key Social Reward Circuit in the Brain Impaired in Kids With Autism

News   Jul 17, 2018 | Original Story by Erin Digitale for Stanford Medicine

 
Key Social Reward Circuit in the Brain Impaired in Kids With Autism

MRI scans revealed that kids with autism have differences in a brain pathway that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding. Nerve-fiber tracts along the pathway, in red, are less dense in children with autism than in typically developing children. Kaustubh Supekar, Stanford University

 
 
 

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