Sleep disruptions are common features of Fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome. The disruption of sleep in these neurodevelopmental disorders appears to be linked to language development. The longer children with neurodevelopmental disorders slept, the more words they knew.
Researchers have developed a neurodevelopmental model of Williams syndrome that may provide insights into the neurobiology of the social brain.
A new study provides greater understanding of how genes influence brain structures, cognitive abilities and how neural circuits produce language.