Oxytocin and Serotonin May Not be Rewarding Social Interactions in Autistic Brain

Date Published: 
September 11, 2013

In the brain, oxytocin and serotonin work together to make social interactions pleasurable, rewarding, and worth repeating. A new study in the journal Nature shows that in individuals with autism, these rewarding functions may not be occurring properly, making social interaction uncomfortable.

An article in TIME on this study can be found here