ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder

Researchers Uncover Neural Circuit that Underlies Interest in Novelty

Researchers Uncover Neural Circuit that Underlies Interest in Novelty

A portion of the brain called the interpeduncular nucleus (IPN) is at the heart of a neural circuit that controls a person’s interest in new things, leading him or her to explore them further. This novelty preference behavior can be abnormal in disorders including schizophrenia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and addiction.