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ERIC Number: EJ1030926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1931-5864
Musicality Correlates with Sociability and Emotionality in Williams Syndrome
Ng, Rowena; Lai, Philip; Levitin, Daniel J.; Bellugi, Ursula
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v6 n4 p268-279 2013
Williams syndrome (WS) is a neurogenetic developmental disorder characterized by peaks and valleys of cognitive abilities. One peak that has been understudied is the affinity that many individuals with WS have with music. It remains unknown whether their high levels of musical interest, skill, and expressivity are related to their sociable personality or their verbal intelligence. We examined the relationships between musicality (musical interest, creativity, and expressivity), sociability (social-emotionality, social approach), and language comprehension in WS and typically developing (TD) controls. Findings suggest that emotion-expressivity through music in WS may be linked to sensitivity and responsivity to emotions of others, whereas general interest in music may be related to greater linguistic capacity in TD individuals. Musicality and sociability may be more closely related in WS relative to typical development. Implications for future interventions for this neurodevelopmental condition are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
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