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Profiles of executive function in parents and siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorders

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Delineation of a cognitive endophenotype for autism is useful both for exploring the genetic mechanisms underlying the disorder and for identifying which cognitive traits may be primary to it. This study investigated whether first-degree relatives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) demonstrate a specific profile of performance on a range of components of executive function (EF), to determine whether EF deficits represent possible endophenotypes for autism. Parents and siblin...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Western Australia
Department:
School of Psychology
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Institution:
University of Western Australia
Department:
School of Psychology
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Institution:
"University of Western Australia", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Western Australia
Department:
School of Psychology
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Institution:
"University of Western Australia", "Stanford University"
Department:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
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Publisher:
Blackwell Munksgaard Publisher's website
Journal:
Genes, Brain and Behavior Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
8
Pages:
561-576
Publication date:
2006-11-05
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EISSN:
1601-183X
ISSN:
1601-1848
URN:
uuid:f90c6555-8e71-42c2-803a-a3cfbf75c0b2
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ora:4891

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