Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Innate MindStructure and Contents$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, and Stephen Stich

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179675

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 November 2019

What Neurodevelopmental Disorders Can Reveal about Cognitive Architecture

What Neurodevelopmental Disorders Can Reveal about Cognitive Architecture

The Example of Theory of Mind*

Chapter:
(p.272) 16 What Neurodevelopmental Disorders Can Reveal about Cognitive Architecture
Source:
The Innate Mind
Author(s):

Helen Tager‐Flusberg

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0016

This chapter begins with an overview of the controversy surrounding the study of children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, and how these inform theories of neurocognitive architecture. It weighs the arguments for and against what we might learn from studying individuals who have fundamental biological impairments. It then discusses the example of research on theory of mind in two different disorders — autism and Williams syndrome (WMS) — which has highlighted a number of important aspects of how this core cognitive capacity develops in both normal and atypical populations.

Keywords:   neurodevelopment, developmental disorders, neurocognitive architecture, autism, Williams syndrome, theory of mind

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .