- It confirmed that people with ASD are hypersensitive to pain, a finding that has been documented in previous studies.
- In a new finding, the study showed that when people with ASD anticipate painful stimulus, their brains generate greater neural responses in the ACC, compared to those without ASD.
- In addition, the research indicated that the more brain activity the participants show during pain anticipation, the less they score on an empathy quotient questionnaire.
New Brain Study Suggests Link Between Autism, Pain Sensitivity
Center for BrainHealth
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