Exploring the Williams syndrome face-processing debate: the importance of building developmental trajectories.

  title={Exploring the Williams syndrome face-processing debate: the importance of building developmental trajectories.},
  author={Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Michael Thomas and Dagmara Annaz and Kate Humphreys and Sandra A Ewing and Nicola Brace and Mike Van Duuren and Graham Pike and Sarah J. Grice and Ruth Campbell},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={45 7},
BACKGROUND Face processing in Williams syndrome (WS) has been a topic of heated debate over the past decade. Initial claims about a normally developing ('intact') face-processing module were challenged by data suggesting that individuals with WS used a different balance of cognitive processes from controls, even when their behavioural scores fell within the normal range. Measurement of evoked brain potentials also point to atypical processes. However, two recent studies have claimed that people… CONTINUE READING
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