Challenging the use of adult neuropsychological models for explaining neurodevelopmental disorders: Developedversus developingbrains
Karmiloff-Smith, Annette (2013) Challenging the use of adult neuropsychological models for explaining neurodevelopmental disorders: Developedversus developingbrains. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 66 (1), pp. 1-14. ISSN 1747-0218.
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.
|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)|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jan 2013 11:14|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2016 11:50|
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