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Synapses of the reward system at stake in autistic disorders: Scientists have discovered that the difficulty in managing social interactions found in people with autism is due to poor maturation of the synapses.

Synapses of the reward system at stake in autistic disorders: Scientists have discovered that the difficulty in managing social interactions found in people with autism is due to poor maturation of the synapses.

Autism spectrum disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders, one of the main characteristics of which is impaired social communication. But what happens in patients' brains that disrupts their social skills? According to scientists, a malfunction of the synaptic activity of neurons present in the reward system seems to be at stake. They established a link between a genetic mutation, a disturbance of the synapses and an alteration of social intera..

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