Commentary

Unity and diversity in disorders of cognitive coordination

Citation

Phillips W & Silverstein SM (2004) Unity and diversity in disorders of cognitive coordination. Commentary on: Bertone, A., Mottron, L., & Faubert, J. (2004). Autism and schizophrenia: Similar perceptual consequence, different neurobiological etiology? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(4), 592-593. doi:10.1017/S0140525X04260137 Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (2004). A common link between aging, schizophrenia, and autism? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(4), 593-594. doi:10.1017/S0140525X04270133. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27 (4), pp. 594-600. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X0428013X

Abstract
Studies of aging and autism as outlined by Bertone, Mottron, & Faubert (Bertone et al.) and by Faubert & Bertone suggest that disorders of cognitive coordination involving impairments of dynamic gestalt grouping and context-sensitivity may be common to several different disorders. We agree that such studies may shed light on these processes and their neuronal bases. However, we also emphasize that dynamic grouping and context-sensitivity can fail in various ways, and that, although the underlying pathophysiology may often involve NMDA-receptor malfunction, many different malfunctions are possible, and each of these may result from any one of a number of different etiologies.

Journal
Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Volume 27, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date31/08/2004
Publication date online14/02/2005
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0140-525X
Item discussedBertone, A., Mottron, L., & Faubert, J. (2004). Autism and schizophrenia: Similar perceptual consequence, different neurobiological etiology? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(4), 592-593. doi:10.1017/S0140525X04260137 Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (2004). A common link between aging, schizophrenia, and autism? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(4), 593-594. doi:10.1017/S0140525X04270133