Atypical Cognitive Deficits in Developmental Disorders: Implications for Brain Function

By Sarah H. Broman; Jordan Grafman | Go to book overview

major effort to illuminate the neural systems underlying the unique neurobehavioral profile of WS as contrasted with other populations. With the advancing capabilities of noninvasive neuroimaging and neurophysiological probes, we will garner a more and more detailed account of the structures and mechanisms of the WS brain ( Damasio & Frank, in press). Also, we have recently obtained an autopsy brain specimen from a WS subject. This will allow us to extend our biological explorations to the microscopic level of cortical organization and neuronal morphology. Last, investigations on the genetic basis of WS are gathering speed, with the identification of the first certified family pedigree of WS cases. We hope and expect eventually to give a full account of cognition in WS from the molecular biological level to the behavioral level.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This work was supported in part by National Institutes of Health Grants DC00146, HD26022, P50NS22343, PO1DC01289, the Axe Houghton Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation Research Network. Paul P. Wang is a William T. Grant Foundation fellow of the Pediatric Scientist Development Program. We are very grateful to the children and parents who have taken part in our studies of the Neuropsychological and Neurobiological Bases of Williams and Down syndromes. Diane Niles is parent coordinator for these studies. We thank the National Williams Syndrome Association, several Regional Williams Syndrome Associations, the Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome, and the Parents of Down Syndrome Association for their cooperation. We are grateful to Dr. Michael Rossen, Dr. Sally Doherty, Judy Goodman, Dr. Amy Bihrle, Naomi Singer, and Valerie Loewe for their help in these studies.


REFERENCES

Akshoomoff N. A., Courchesne E., & Press G. A. ( 1990). The contribution of the cerebellum to neuropsychological functioning: Evidence from a case of cerebellar degenerative disorder. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Orlando, FL. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 12, 69.

American Psychiatric Association. ( 1987). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorder ( 3rd rev. ed.,). Washington, DC: Author.

Arnold R., Yule W., & Martin N. ( 1985). The psychological characteristics of infantile hypercalcaemia: A preliminary investigation. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 27, 49-59.

Beilin H. ( 1975). Studies in the cognitive basis of language development. New York: Academic.

Bellugi U., Bihrle, A., Doherty, S., H. Neville, & Damasio A. ( 1989, February). "Neural correlates of higher cortical functioning in a neurodevelopmental disorder". Symposium conducted at the meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

-53-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Atypical Cognitive Deficits in Developmental Disorders: Implications for Brain Function
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 338

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.