Two Studies Isolate Specific Brain Circuits That Underlie Compulsive Behaviors Seen in Individuals with OCD and Autism

Source: 
Science
Date Published: 
June 7, 2013
Abstract: 

Two studies successfully attempted to shut down and trigger compulsive behaviors in mice by using light to target certain brain circuits. These studies helped isolate the obsessive brain circuits believed to underlie compulsive behaviors in individuals with OCD and autism.

1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23744950
2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23744948