Marsha J Nortz

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The prefrontal cortex has been implicated in the mediation of executive processes that facilitate learning and memory. The authors hypothesized that children with prefrontal dysfunction related to phenylketonuria (PKU) would experience deficits in learning and memory because of impaired strategy use. They evaluated 23 children with PKU and 23 controls by(More)
The prefrontal cortex of the brain has been shown to play a crucial role in working memory, and age-related changes in prefrontal function may contribute to the improvements in working memory that are observed during childhood. We examined the developmental trajectory of working memory in school-age children with early-treated phenylketonuria (PKU), a(More)
This study examined whether children with early-treated phenylketonuria (ETPKU) exhibited a disruption in communication between the hemispheres as a function of computational complexity (Banich & Belger, 1990; Belger & Banich, 1992, 1998) when compared to neurologically uncompromised children who were matched in age and IQ. This investigation was motivated(More)
In 1885, Gilles de la Tourette described 9 patients who suffered from a disorder characterized by involuntary movements, echolalia, echopraxia, coprolalia, and strange, uncontrollable sounds. In his article, Gilles de la Tourette presented some earlier descriptions of this disorder. To appreciate what first led Gilles de la Tourette to Tourette syndrome,(More)
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