Sunday, May 04, 2008

Interesting article research about FASD-ARND

Research FASD--ARND

I found this to be very interesting!

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1530-0277.2006.00335.x?cookieSet=1&journalCode=acer

Background: Prenatal exposure to alcohol can result in a spectrum of adverse developmental outcomes in offspring, collectively termed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Deficits in executive function—the psychological processes involved in controlling voluntary goal-oriented behavior—are prevalent in FASD. Oculomotor tasks have been designed as highly sensitive tools to evaluate components of executive function. Because of the extensive overlap in the brain areas controlling eye movements and those affected in FASD, we hypothesized that individuals with FASD display specific neurobehavioral abnormalities that can be quantified with eye movement testing.


Blackwell Synergy - Alcoholism Clin Exp Res, Volume 31 Issue 3 Page 500-511, March 2007 (Article Abstract)

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