Clues to the foundations of numerical cognitive impairments: Evidence from genetic disorders

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Several neurodevelopmental disorders of known genetic etiology generate phenotypes that share the characteristic of numerical and mathematical cognitive impairments. This article reviews some of the main findings that suggest a possible key role that spatial and temporal information processing impairments may play in the atypical development of numerical cognitive competence. The question of what neural substrate might underlie these impairments is also addressed, as are the challenges for interpreting neural structure/cognitive function mapping in atypically developing populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)788-805
Number of pages18
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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