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A new emotional Stroop-like task: Application to the Down syndrome population

Hippolyte, Loyse ; Iglesias, Katia ; Barisnikov, Koviljka

In: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2009, vol. 24, no. 3, p. 293-300

The present study proposed to test the applicability of a new emotional Stroop-like paradigm among 49 adults with Down syndrome (DS), matched with typically developing children on gender and receptive vocabulary. Stimuli with neutral and emotional content were presented in two identical computerized tasks. This experimental design allowed comparisons of inhibition performance according to the...

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Complex syntax in autism spectrum disorders: a study of relative clauses

Durrleman, Stephanie ; Hippolyte, Loyse ; Zufferey, Sandrine ; Iglesias, Katia ; Hadjikhani, Nouchine

In: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015, vol. 50, no. 2, p. 260-267

Background The few studies that have evaluated syntax in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have yielded conflicting findings: some suggest that once matched on mental age, ASD and typically developing controls do not differ for grammar, while others report that morphosyntactic deficits are independent of cognitive skills in ASD. There is a need for a better understanding of syntax in ASD and...

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Social reasoning skills in adults with Down syndrome: the role of language, executive functions and socio-emotional behaviour

Hippolyte, Loyse ; Iglesias, Katia ; Van der Linden, Martial ; Barisnikov, K.

In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2010, vol. 54, no. 8, p. 714-726

Background Although the prevalence of mental illness and behaviour problems is lower in adults with Down syndrome (DS) than in other populations with intellectual disabilities, they do present emotional and relational problems, as well as social integration difficulties. However, studies reporting on specific competences known to be central in developing appropriate social relationships...