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ERIC Number: EJ830290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Preterm Birth Affects Dorsal-Stream Functioning Even after Age 6
Santos, A.; Duret, M.; Mancini, J.; Gire, C.; Deruelle, C.
Brain and Cognition, v69 n3 p490-494 Apr 2009
With increasing numbers of preterm infants surviving, the impact of preterm birth on later cognitive development presents a major interest. This study investigates the impact of preterm birth on later dorsal- and ventral-stream functioning. An atypical pattern of performance was found for preterm children relative to full-term controls, but in the dorsal-drawing task only. These findings suggest that the number of gestational weeks does affect dorsal-stream functioning, even after more than 6 years of favorable environmental conditions in healthy preterm children. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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