La dis-abilità: tra eccessi e deficit

Journal title DiPAV - QUADERNI
Author/s Valentina Moro
Publishing Year 2008 Issue 2008/22
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 113-126 File size 507 KB
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La dis-abilità: tra eccessi e deficitThe development of exceptional and unexpected cognitive skills is a very interesting issue for neuroscience and neuropsychological research. The phenomenon is known in the idiots savants but can involve other syndromes like dementia. The article reviews the scientific literature about the unexpected talents and the findings about the possible paradoxical effects of nervous system changes. Moreover a change in the idea of disability is suggested. In fact, these clinical reports show that disability can be not only a problem of deficits, but the result of a discrepancy between impairments and unexpected skills.

Valentina Moro, La dis-abilità: tra eccessi e deficit in "DiPAV - QUADERNI" 22/2008, pp 113-126, DOI: