Cognitive and Affective Theory of Mind in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Parkinson’s Disease: Preliminary Evidence from the Italian Version of the Yoni Task

Federica Rossetto, Ilaria Castelli, Francesca Baglio, Davide Massaro, Margherita Alberoni, Raffaello Nemni, Simone Shamay-Tsoory, Antonella Marchetti

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to explore cognitive and affective dimensions of ToM using the computerized Yoni task in participants with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI=16), early stage of Parkinson’s Disease (PD=14), and healthy controls (HC=18) Results demonstrated that the Yoni task was effective in discriminating between groups in 1th order cognitive dimension (MCI<PD=HC, pcorr<.05), and in 2nd order cognitive and affective dimensions (MCI<HC, pcorr <.05), highlighting a reduced ToM performance also in people with PD (MCI<PD<HC, pcorr <.05). Thus, the Yoni task represents a sensitive tool for detecting different dimensions of ToM impairment, across different clinical conditions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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