Planning times during traveling salesman's problem: Differences between closed head injury and normal subjects

Demis Basso, Patrizia Silvia Bisiacchi, Maria Cotelli, Carla Farinello

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Abstract

We studied planning behavior in a group of normal subjects and a group of closed head injury patients (CHI). A computerized version of the traveling salesman's problem was used as a visuospatial planning ability task. The program collected measurements of partial times, number of moves, and number of skipped subgoals. These measures allow us to calculate a "planning index" of subjects' planning ability. Results show that CHI patients present limitations in the planning process due to the lack of ongoing planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalBrain and Cognition
Volume46
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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