Social cognition in Turner's Syndrome

Burnett, Alice C., Reutens, David C. and Wood, Amanda G. (2010) Social cognition in Turner's Syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 17 3: 283-286. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2009.09.006

Author Burnett, Alice C.
Reutens, David C.
Wood, Amanda G.
Title Social cognition in Turner's Syndrome
Journal name Journal of Clinical Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-2653
Publication date 2010-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jocn.2009.09.006
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 283
End page 286
Total pages 4
Place of publication St Kidlington, U.K.
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
1109 Neurosciences
Abstract Turner’s Syndrome (TS), or X-monosomy, is a common chromosomal disorder in women, and provides a valuable paradigm to investigate genotypic contributions to social cognition. We review evidence suggesting that some facets of social cognition, particularly emotion recognition and gaze perception, are impaired in women with TS, despite the absence of a global social-processing impairment. Further, these deficits co-exist with neuroanatomical abnormalities of the amygdala and other regions implicated in social processing. A parallel is drawn between the non-verbal profile of sociocognitive dysfunction in TS and autism spectrum disorders, possibly underpinned by genomic imprinting effects. TS provides a unique opportunity to identify genetic, and particularly sex chromosome, influences on social cognition and behaviour. Copyright © 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Keyword Gonadal dysgenesis
Social behavior
Turner syndrome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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