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    Challenging the use of adult neuropsychological models for explaining neurodevelopmental disorders: developed versus developing brains

    Karmiloff-Smith, Annette (2013) Challenging the use of adult neuropsychological models for explaining neurodevelopmental disorders: developed versus developing brains. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 66 (1), pp. 1-14. ISSN 1747-0218.

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    Abstract

    In this paper, I contrast approaches from adult neuropsychology that seek selective, domain-specific deficits with approaches aimed at understanding the dynamics of developmental trajectories in children with genetic disorders. I stress the crucial difference between developed brains damaged in their mature state, and atypically developing brains. I also challenge the search for single genes to explain selective cognitive-level outcomes. Throughout, the paper argues that it is critical to trace cognitive-level deficits back to their basic-level processes in infancy, where genes are likely to exert their early influences, if we are to understand both the impairments and proficiencies displayed in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): adult neuropsychology, infant development, genetic disorders, neuroconstructivism
    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 16:18
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 11:50
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12679

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