Space and language in Williams syndrome: insights from typical development.

@article{Landau2013SpaceAL,
  title={Space and language in Williams syndrome: insights from typical development.},
  author={Barbara Landau and Katrina Ferrara},
  journal={Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={693-706}
}
One of the holy grails of cognitive science is to understand the causal chain that links genes and cognition. Genetic syndromes accompanied by cognitive effects offer natural experiments that can uniquely inform our understanding of this chain. In this article, we discuss the case of Williams syndrome (WS), which is characterized by a set of missing genes on chromosome 7q11.23, and presents with a unique cognitive profile that includes severe spatial impairment along with strikingly fluent and… CONTINUE READING