Altered microstructure within social-cognitive brain networks during childhood in Williams syndrome.

  title={Altered microstructure within social-cognitive brain networks during childhood in Williams syndrome.},
  author={Brian W. Haas and Naama Barnea-Goraly and Kristen E. Sheau and Bun Yamagata and Shruti Ullas and Allan L. Reiss},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  volume={24 10},
Williams syndrome (WS) is a neurodevelopmental condition caused by a hemizygous deletion of ∼26-28 genes on chromosome 7q11.23. WS is associated with a distinctive pattern of social cognition. Accordingly, neuroimaging studies show that WS is associated with structural alterations of key brain regions involved in social cognition during adulthood. However, very little is currently known regarding the neuroanatomical structure of social cognitive brain networks during childhood in WS. This study… 

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