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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191738166, 9780199594818
Publication statusPublished - May 24 2012


  • Developmental perspective
  • Learning development
  • Memory profile
  • Williams syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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