Rett syndrome: recognition of facial expression and its relation to scanning patterns.

@article{Djukic2014RettSR,
  title={Rett syndrome: recognition of facial expression and its relation to scanning patterns.},
  author={Aleksandra Djukic and Susan A Rose and Jeffery J Jankowski and Judith F Feldman},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={2014},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={650-6}
}
BACKGROUND Rett syndrome is a severely disabling neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the X-linked MECP2 gene. Very little is known about its cognitive phenotype and nothing about recognition of emotional expression, a key factor for social interaction and communication. Using eye tracking technology, a technique uniquely suited for studying cognition in this disorder, we examined this ability here. METHODS Rett syndrome female patients (n = 37; 2-31 years) and a typically… CONTINUE READING
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