<p>Click to hear an introduction to the term 'executive functioning'</p>

Click to hear an introduction to the term 'executive functioning'

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  • Behaviour Across the Lifespan in Cornelia de Lange syndrome

    A new review paper has just been published by Dr...

  • Research summary: Executive functioning in Cornelia de Lange syndrome

    Researchers from the University of Birmingham have recently written an...

  • Anxiety in Cornelia de Lange syndrome

    Presenter: Dr Hayley Crawford

    Date of presentation: 28th October 2017


  • The Behavioural Phenotype of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

    Presenter: Prof. Chris Oliver

    Date of presentation: 6th November, 2017


Key Fact

Executive functions help us control and regulate our behaviour

Cognitive Characteristics

Current research is exploring cognitive characteristics in Cornelia de Lange syndrome.  Cognitive characteristics refer to brain based processes.

In the short film at the top of this page Dr Vicky Johnson introduces the term 'executive functions'.  These are brain based processes that control and regulate our behaviour.

In the follow-up film below you can hear about research that is exploring executive functions in three genetic syndromes, including Cornelia de Lange syndrome.



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child introductions

Ursula is 18 years old and has Cornelia de Lange syndrome Her favourite colour is yellow Her favourite animals are...