Genetic mapping of brain plasticity across development in Williams syndrome: ERP markers of face and language processing.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In Williams Syndrome (WS), a known genetic deletion results in atypical brain function with strengths in face and language processing. We examined how genetic influences on brain activity change with development. In three studies, event-related potentials (ERPs) from large samples of children, adolescents, and adults with the full genetic deletion for WS were compared to typically developing controls, and two adults with partial deletions for WS. Studies 1 and 2 identified ERP markers of brain plasticity in WS across development. Study 3 suggested that, in adults with partial deletions for WS, specific genes may be differentially implicated in face and language processing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mills, DL; Dai, L; Fishman, I; Yam, A; Appelbaum, LG; St George, M; Galaburda, A; Bellugi, U; Korenberg, JR

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 613 - 642

PubMed ID

  • 24219698

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3992981

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-6942

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/87565641.2013.825617


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England