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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Abstract

In Parkinson's disease executive functions are altered. We used a Virtual Reality version of theMultiple 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
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalAnnual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Executive functions
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

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    Albani, G., Raspelli, S., Carelli, L., Morganti, F., Weiss, P. L., Kizony, R., Katz, N., Mauro, A., & Riva, G. (2010). Executive functions in a virtual world: A study in parkinson's disease. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 8(1), 73-77.