Mental Rigidity in PWS Goes Beyond Intellectual Disability

Mental Rigidity in PWS Goes Beyond Intellectual Disability

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Mental Rigidity in PWS Goes Beyond Intellectual Disability

Adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have greater mental rigidity than those with matching intellectual disability, but without the disease, and those with normal intellectual level, according to a study from France. These findings support the presence of PWS-specific mental flexibility deficits, over and above intellectual problems, the researchers said. Notably, contrary to the scientists’ hypothesis, PWS-associated mental rigidity, assessed through switching-task performance, was not greatly affected by emotional contexts. Further studies, using stronger emotional contexts, are…

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