|Titre :||NEURAL CORRELATES OF REWARD IN AUTIM (Janvier 2008)|
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|Auteurs :||Nicole SCHMITZ ; Katya RUBIA ; Therese VAN AMELSVOORT ; Eileen DALY ; Anna SMITH ; G. MURPHY|
|Type de document :||Article : Texte imprimé et/ou numérique|
|Dans :||THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY (vol.192, n°1, Janvier 2008)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp.19-23|
Background : Lack of social interaction, which is characteristically seen in people with autistic-spectrum disorder, may be caused by malfunctioning of the frontostriatal reward systems. However, no reported in vivo brain imaging studies have investigated reward mechanisms in autistic-spectrum disorder.
Aims : To investigate functional brain activation during reward feedback in people with autistic-spectrum disorder and control individuals.
Method : We used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the neural substrates of monetary reward ln individuals with autistic-spectrulJI disorder and matched controls.
Results : When rewarded, individuals with autism compared with control individuals showed significantly greater brain activation in the left anterior cingulate IS'Jrus. ln addition, activation of this region was negatively correlated with social interaction as measured by the Autism Diagnostic Interview.
Conclusions : ln people with autistic-spectrum disorder, achieving reward is associated with significant differences in the activation
of areas known to be responsible for attention and arousal, and this may partially underpin some deficits in social behaviour.
Declaration of interest : None. Funding detailed in Acknowledgements.
|Reliquat candidats à trier :||INTERACTION SOCIALE ; AUTISME ; NEUROSCIENCE ; IMAGERIE FONCTIONNELLE ; RECHERCHE ; CERVEAU ; IRM FONCTIONNEL [Imagerie par rÃ©sonnace magnÃ©tique]|