Executive functions in a virtual world: A study in Parkinson's disease

Giovanni Albani, Simona Raspelli, Laura Carelli, Francesca Morganti, Patrice L. Weiss, Rachel Kizony, Noomi Katz, Alessandro Mauro, Giuseppe Riva

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In Parkinson's disease executive functions are altered. We used a Virtual Reality version of the Multiple Errand Test in order to evaluate decision-making ability in 12 patients and 14 controls. Patients with Parkinson's disease, even if not-demented, showed strategies full of errors, suggesting that impulse control disorder, very frequent in course of disease, could precede cognitive dysfunctions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Executive functions
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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