Increased reward value of non-social stimuli in children and adolescents with autism.

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An econometric choice task was used to estimate the implicit reward value of social and non-social stimuli related to restricted interests in children and adolescents with (n = 12) and without (n = 22) autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Mixed effects logistic regression analyses revealed that groups differed in valuation of images related to restricted interests: control children were indifferent to cash payouts to view these images, but children with ASD were willing to receive less cash payout to view these images. Groups did not differ in valuation of social images or non-social images not related to restricted interests. Results highlight that motivational accounts of ASD should also consider the reward value of non-social stimuli related to restricted interests in ASD (Dichter and Adolphs, 2012).

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Cited Authors

  • Watson, KK; Miller, S; Hannah, E; Kovac, M; Damiano, CR; Sabatino-DiCrisco, A; Turner-Brown, L; Sasson, NJ; Platt, ML; Dichter, GS

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 /

Start / End Page

  • 1026 -

PubMed ID

  • 26257684

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26257684

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1664-1078

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01026

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland