PKU Effects on Cognitive Function
At the recent 2012 National PKU Alliance Conference, Kevin Alexander interviews Dr. Desiree White about the impact PKU has on how the brain organizes information. As a clinical neuro-psychologist with PKU expertise, she shares key steps to use for support.
Experts & Guests
Desiree White, PhD
Psychology Department, Washington UniversityDr. Desiree White is Professor of Psychology at Washington University and leads the Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory. Her research focuses on cognitive development in typically-developing children and children with damage to frontal brain regions. Primary emphasis is on executive abilities such as working memory, inhibitory control, response monitoring, and strategic processing. more >
Living with PKUKevin Alexander of Shreveport, Louisiana, is Patient Power's PKU reporter and a successful television news videographer living with PKU. Kevin was touched by numerous stories of patients off diet and sought to learn how he could make a difference in the lives of others living with this genetic condition. Now 31, Kevin continues to stick to diet, take his formula... more >