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Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the LifespanA neuroconstructivist approach$
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Emily K. Farran and Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199594818

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.001.0001

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Memory

Memory

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(p.149) Chapter 8 Memory
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan
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Stefano Vicari

Deny Menghini

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0049

This chapter reviews recent literature and experimental studies on memory and learning development in people with Williams syndrome (WS). Following a developmental perspective, it reports on the strengths and impairments that characterise the end state of the memory profile in individuals with WS and mentions how memory changes with development. Furthermore, consistent with a neuroconstructivist perspective, it discusses the distinct memory profiles in WS in relation with the developmental interactions between genes, brain, environment, and behaviour. Before exploring the characteristics of memory in WS, the chapter briefly introduces relevant theories of memory.

Keywords:   learning development, Williams syndrome, memory profile, developmental perspective

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