Why adult neuropsychological models don't work for neurodevelopmental syndromes
Karmiloff-Smith, Annette (2011) Why adult neuropsychological models don't work for neurodevelopmental syndromes. In: Kokinov, B. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Nerssessian, N.J. (eds.) European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Sophia, Bulgaria: Bulgarian University Publications. ISBN 9789545356605.
A cross-syndrome comparison between infants with Williams syndrome and those with Down syndrome seems to result in a neat cognitive double dissociation, like in adult neuropsychological patients. However, a more dynamic developmental analysis shows the data to be far more complex and the result of cascading cross-domain effects over ontogenetic time. The atypical brain of children with genetic disorders is not a normal brain with parts intact and parts impaired but a brain that develops differently throughout embryogenesis and ontogenesis. Thus, cognitive deficits may be due to multiple domain-relevant interacting factors early on that result in domain-specificity in the phenotypic outcome.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||adult neuropsychology, neurodevelopmental syndromes|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences|
|Research Centre:||Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Hall|
|Date Deposited:||04 Aug 2015 08:52|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2016 11:50|
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