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BDNF (rs6265) Val < Met polymorphism can buffer cognitive functions against post stroke CT/MRI pathological findings.

Sajjad Rezaei, Karim Asgari Mobarake, Alia Saberi,

Brain lesions following stroke have been shown prevalently in CT/MRI, and it was confirmed that lesions usually are accompanied by cognitive deficits. Although previous studies have emphasized that BDNF Val66Met polymorphism had a substantial role in neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity, it remains unclear to what extent an interaction may be ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-12]

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Cognitive reserve attenuates the association between HIV serostatus and cognitive performance in adults living in the deep South.

Caitlin N Pope, Pariya L Fazeli, David E Vance, Sylvie Mrug, Karlene K Ball, Despina Stavrinos,

Cognitive reserve has shown evidence of mitigating HIV-related effects on cognition in people living with HIV (PWH). In a sample of adults residing in the Deep South, an underrepresented subgroup in the neuroAIDS literature, we assessed the association between HIV serostatus and age on processing speed, visual attention, executive function, ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-10]

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Prospective memory in adults with down syndrome.

Audrey Landuran, Bernard N'Kaoua,

Prospective memory (PM) refers to the ability to remember one's intentions (what I must do), at the appropriate time, in the future (when I must do it). The objective of this work is to study the performance of people with Down syndrome (DS) compared to two control groups, matched by ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-12]

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Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT): Norms for the Greek older adult population.

Marianna Tsatali, Anna Emmanouel, Moses Gialaouzidis, Konstantina Avdikou, Charalampos Stefanatos, Alexandra Diamantidou, Eleni Kouroundi, Chaido Messini, Magda Tsolaki,

BACKGROUND:The Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT) is an integral part of every neuropsychological assessment, measuring visuoconstructional abilities in research and clinical practice. AIMS:Our goal was to create norms for the Greek older adults over 50 years old since there is no previous relevant study in Greece. METHODS:The RCFT was administered to ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-9]

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An experimental investigation of the impact of rapport on Stroop test performance.

Michael Barnett, Jennifer Sawyer, Jenna Moore,

Rapport in the context of neuropsychological testing refers to the level of interpersonal ease between examiner and examinee. However, scant research has examined the impact of rapport on neuropsychological test performance. The purpose of this between-subjects experiment was to investigate the impact of rapport on Stroop test performance. College students ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-5]

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The effect of intravenous thrombolytic therapy on post stroke depression and cognitive dysfunction: A 3-months follow up study.

Michele Torrisi, Lilla Bonanno, Francesco Corallo, Caterina Formica, Roberto Giorgianni, Angela Marra, Placido Bramanti, Francesca Antonia Arcadi,

Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of intravenous thrombolytic therapy with recombinant plasminogen activator (rt-PA) on functional recovery at 3-18 months following the treatment. The objectives of this study were to investigate differences between thrombolytic or no thrombolytic treatment and if could be a relationship between patients who have underwent the ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-4]

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An ecologically sensitive measure of executive cognition (the Breakfast Task) improves prediction of functional outcome in schizophrenia.

Sara Pishdadian, Melissa E Parlar, R Walter Heinrichs, Stephanie McDermid Vaz,

Previous work has found that the Breakfast Task (BT), a computerized, ecologically informed executive ability measure, is sensitive to group differences in aging, acquired brain injury, and Parkinson's disease. We investigated whether this measure improves the prediction of functional status over and above standard measures of general intellectual ability, relationship ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-8]

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Wisconsin Card Sorting Task-64 performance among HIV+ Black/African American and Latinx adults compared to normative samples and by sociocultural and health variables.

Lisa N Cruz, Andrea H Weinberger, Jonathan Shuter, Christine J Lee,

Many people living with HIV experience cognitive impairment, and HIV disproportionately affects racial/ethnic minority groups. Independent of HIV, racial/ethnic minority individuals perform worse than White individuals on cognitive tasks, even after accounting for education. Our goals were to (1) compare WCST-64 scores between HIV+ Black/African American (Black/AA) (n = 45) and Latinx ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-13]

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A normative study of the Color Trails Test in the adult Indian population.

Khushnoo K Indorewalla, Jason Osher, Margaret Lanca, Raksha Kartik, Nilakshi Vaidya, Samuel Moncata,

The Color Trails Test (CTT) is a neuropsychological measure assessing for frontal and executive functioning, while also minimizing the cultural and language barriers inherent in similar measures such as the Trail Making Test (TMT). This study establishes convergent validity for the CTT in the Indian population by comparing participant performance ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-8]

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An immersive virtual reality game to train spatial attention orientation after stroke: A feasibility study.

Hanne Huygelier, Brenda Schraepen, Christophe Lafosse, Nathalie Vaes, Fabienne Schillebeeckx, Karla Michiels, Eline Note, Vero Vanden Abeele, Raymond van Ee, Céline R Gillebert,

Immersive virtual reality (IVR) may boost neglect recovery, as it can provide an engaging experience in a 3D environment. We designed an IVR rehabilitation game for neglect patients using the Oculus Rift. Multisensory cues were presented in the neglected visual field in a patient-tailored way. We acquired pilot data in ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-21]

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Semantic verbal fluency task: The effects of age, educational level, and sex in Lebanese-speaking adults.

Fatima Jebahi, Rawya Abou Jaoude, Charles Ellis,

Verbal fluency tasks are considered clinically valuable measures of cognitive impairment for they are short, easy to score and administer, and of low costs. Sociodemographic, cultural, and linguistic variables have been shown to affect verbal fluency performance. Information concerning the effects of sociodemographic variables on semantic verbal fluency (SVF) performance ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-5]

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The temporal stability of premorbid intelligence: A non-clinical 10-year follow-up study using the Irregular Word Reading Test (TeLPI).

J Nogueira, B Gerardo, L Alves, I Santana, M R Simões, S Freitas,

INTRODUCTION:The Cognitive Reserve (CR) describes the brain's ability to actively cope with neurological damage, enabling the maintenance of premorbid cognitive functioning through compensatory processes. The most common way to estimate CR is through formal education, the intelligence quotient (IQ) and participation in cognitive stimulating activities. In the absence of IQ ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-6]

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Off-road assessment of cognitive fitness to drive.

Charalampos Kavouras, Alexandra Economou, Athanasia Liozidou, Grigoris Kiosseoglou, George Yannis, Mary H Kosmidis,

Road safety is a major issue in every society. The assessment of driving ability with a real vehicle is a lengthy and costly process; therefore, there is a growing need for the development of a neuropsychological battery that can provide a fast and reliable evaluation of a person's cognitive fitness ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-11]

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Writing errors in primary progressive aphasia.

Maria Rita Lo Monaco, Sonia Di Tella, Isabella Anzuino, Nicoletta Ciccarelli, Maria Caterina Silveri,

Peripheral errors in writing, that is errors produced download the spelling, have been occasionally described in primary progressive aphasia (PPA), but the possibility that these errors might be a marker of parkinsonism associated to some subtypes of PPA has not been explored. We investigated whether errors of peripheral nature characterize ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-8]

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The applause sign in elderly patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Derya Kaya, Neziha Erken, Mehmet Selman Ontan, Zekiye Sultan Altun, Ahmet Turan Isik,

Applause sign (AS) was shown to be an indicator of frontal subcortical dysfunction in many neurodegenerative diseases. Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) is one of those in which frontosubcortical disconnection can be displayed. We aimed to examine the presence of AS in the elderly patients with INPH and its possible ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-6]

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Consistency of neuropsychological and driving simulator assessment after neurological impairment.

Ursa Cizman Staba, Tara Klun, Kristina Stojmenova, Grega Jakus, Jaka Sodnik,

Deficits in attentional and executive functioning may interfere with driving ability and result in a lower level of fitness to drive. Studies show mixed results in relation to the consistency of neuropsychological and driving simulator assessment. The objective of this study was to investigate the consistency of both types of ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-10]

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Normative scores of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test in a sample of the adult Portuguese population.

Bruno Faustino, Jorge Oliveira, Paulo Lopes,

OBJECTIVES:The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) is a neuropsychological instrument that is widely used for assessment of executive functioning in both clinical and research settings. The aim of this study was to provide the normative scores for the WCST in a sample of Portuguese healthy adults. METHODS:The data was collected ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-8]

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An interdisciplinary approach to the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of OEF/OIF Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury.

Jenna L Gress Smith, Nicole A Roberts, Dominika Borowa, MaryLu Bushnell,

OBJECTIVE:To implement an Integrated TBI Screening Clinic (ITSC) during the mandatory TBI evaluation process at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Referral outcomes were examined regarding Veterans who were determined to need a full neuropsychological evaluation versus those for whom mental health treatment was clinically indicated. Correlations among cognitive measures, posttraumatic ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-9]

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Development and reliability of a test for assessing executive functions during exercise.

Beatriz Hooper, Larissa Oliveira Faria, Leonardo de Sousa Fortes, Samuel Penna Wanner, Maicon Rodrigues Albuquerque,

Previous research suggests that performance on executive functions tests may be different at rest, versus when one is engaged in physical exercise. Therefore, the present study aimed to develop an integrated system that evaluates executive functions during exercise. We conducted two test-retest studies, with ten healthy male volunteers participating in ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-11]

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Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function - adult version (BRIEF-A) in Iranian University students: Factor structure and relationship to depressive symptom severity.

Saeed Mohammadnia, Imanollah Bigdeli, Ali Mashhadi, Ali Ghanaei Chamanabad, Robert M Roth,

Major depressive disorder is the most common psychiatric illness in Iran, and depression is common among university students in the country. The presence of depression is frequently associated with problems in executive functioning. The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult Version (BRIEF-A) is a questionnaire measure designed to assess executive ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-7]

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Lexical-semantic processing of action verbs and non-action nouns in Persian speakers: Behavioral evidence from the semantic similarity judgment task.

Tabassom Azimi, Zahra-Sadat Ghoreishi, Reza Nilipour, Morteza Farazi, Akram Ahmadi, Gopee Krishnan, Pedram Aliniaye Asli,

The processing of sensory-motor aspect of word's meaning, and its difference between nouns and verbs, is the main topic of neurolinguistic research. The present study aimed to examine the lexical-semantic processing of Persian non-action nouns and action verbs. The possible effects of semantic correlates on noun/verb dissociation were evaluated without ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-13]

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Comparing Boston naming test short forms in a rehabilitation sample.

J Attridge, Danielle Zimmerman, Summer Rolin, Jeremy J Davis,

The Boston Naming Test (BNT) has multiple short forms that do not include the noose item that have been primarily examined in dementia populations. This study compared BNT short forms with standard administration (BNT-S) in physical medicine and rehabilitation patients who underwent outpatient evaluation. The sample (N = 480) was 34% female ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-6]

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Rapid naming ability in adults with stuttering.

Krupa Rajan Pothen, Sunila John, Vasudeva Guddattu,

The investigation of phonological encoding abilities in persons with stuttering has gained importance recently. There is limited information available on the rapid automatized naming ability in adults with stuttering. In the present study, rapid naming ability was assessed in 32 persons with stuttering and 32 persons without stuttering in the ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-6]

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Psychometric assessment of social cognitive tasks.

Catherine Gourlay, Pascal Collin, Pier-Olivier Caron, Camille D'Auteuil, Peter B Scherzer,

Although there has been a marked increase in interest in social cognition (SC) in recent years, psychometric data relating to many tasks used to measure its components remain limited in healthy populations with only five articles published to date. It is accordingly premature to speak of a consensus concerning the ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-19]

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Evaluating the relationship between working memory and information processing speed in multiple sclerosis.

Zoe Kouvatsou, Elvira Masoura, Grigoris Kiosseoglou, Vasilios K Kimiskidis,

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of information processing speed on the functioning of specific working memory components, i.e. phonological loop, visuospatial sketchpad, central executive and episodic buffer. Cognitive tasks that assess working memory ("word lists recall" for the phonological loop, "block recall" for the ... Read more >>

Appl Neuropsychol Adult (Applied neuropsychology. Adult)
[2020, :1-8]

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