Problem solving ability of Parkinsonians

M. Alberoni, S. Della Sala, C. Pasetti, H. Spinnler

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The hypothesis to be verified is that the cognitive defects in nondemented and nondepressed Parkinsonians are due solely to a bilateral nigrostriatal disorder that causes motor slowing. It was tested on 26 mildly disabled patients with idiopathic Parkinson disease optimally controlled with L-Dopa, nondemented and nondepressed and not receiving anticholinergic. The test used was a simplified version of the London Towers Test of problem-solving ability, designed to measure a facet of prefrontally-induced bradyphrenia, already calibrated on 131 healthy subjects. The results revealed no significant difference between the Parkinsonians and controls, thus providing no support for the hypothesis in question.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1988


  • Parkinson bradyphrenia
  • Parkinson dementia
  • Problem-solving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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