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Spectrum: Autism Research News

The repetitive behaviors seen in autism may originate in the striatum, a cluster of neurons involved with initiating and executing movements. Studies also hint that this ‘reward hub’ in the center of the brain underlies some of the condition’s social difficulties and is essential for learning what sensory input deserves our attention.

In this video, David Sulzer, professor of neurobiology at Columbia University, and Ori Lieberman, a graduate student at the university, explain the research.

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