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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

pp 1–11

First Online: 17 May 2017DOI: 10.1007-s10803-017-3159-4

Cite this article as: Klapwijk, E.T., Aghajani, M., Lelieveld, GJ. et al. J Autism Dev Disord 2017. doi:10.1007-s10803-017-3159-4

Abstract

Little is known about how emotions expressed by others influence social decisions and associated brain responses in autism spectrum disorders ASD. We investigated the neural mechanisms underlying fairness decisions in response to explicitly expressed emotions of others in boys with ASD and typically developing TD boys. Participants with ASD adjusted their allocation behavior in response to the emotions but reacted less unfair than TD controls in response to happiness. We also found reduced brain responses in the precental gyrus in the ASD versus TD group when receiving happy versus angry reactions and autistic traits were positively associated with activity in the postcentral gyrus. These results provide indications for a role of precentral and postcentral gyrus in social-affective difficulties in ASD.

KeywordsSocial decision-making Autism spectrum disorders Interpersonal effects of emotions Dictator game fMRI Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1007-s10803-017-3159-4 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.





Author: Eduard T. Klapwijk - Moji Aghajani - Gert-Jan Lelieveld - Natasja D. J. van Lang - Arne Popma - Nic J. A. van der Wee

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