Insular volume reduction in fragile X syndrome

@article{Cohen2011InsularVR,
  title={Insular volume reduction in fragile X syndrome},
  author={Jeremy D Cohen and Taylor A Nichols and Laura Brignone and Scott S Hall and Allan L. Reiss},
  journal={International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={29},
  pages={489-494}
}
Fragile X syndrome (FraX) is the most common form of inherited mental deficit and is caused by mutations of the Fragile X Mental Retardation 1 (FMR1) gene on the X chromosome. While males and females with the full FMR1 mutation are affected differently because the disorder is X-linked, both suffer from varying degrees of cognitive impairment, attention deficits and social anxiety. The insula is a sensory integrative region that has been increasingly suggested as a critical area involved in… CONTINUE READING
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