Neuropsychological, neurological, and neuroanatomical profile of Williams syndrome.

  title={Neuropsychological, neurological, and neuroanatomical profile of Williams syndrome.},
  author={Ursula Bellugi and A M Bihrle and Terry L. Jernigan and Doris Trauner and Steven Doherty},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Supplement},
The general aim of our research is to understand the brain mechanisms that underlie language and cognition. In this paper, we present a new line of investigation which attempts to forge links between a specific neurodevelopmental disorder, a specific neuropsychological profile, and abnormal brain organization. We report on a dissociation between language and cognitive functions in Williams syndrome adolescents, in contrast to age- and IQ-matched Down syndrome adolescents. The Williams syndrome… CONTINUE READING