Reaction and movement times in individuals with chronic traumatic brain injury with good motor recovery

Chiara Incoccia, Rita Formisano, Paola Muscato, Giada Reali, Pierluigi Zoccolotti

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Abstract

Reaction times and movement times were studied in 18 individuals with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 36 matched normal controls. Reaction times depended on the type of task: in the case of simple visual stimuli (Alertness condition) they were similar in individuals with TBI and normal controls. In contrast, individuals with TBI were slower in a Go-no-go test. Regardless of task, movement times depended on movement length and were slower in individuals with TBI. These findings indicate the presence of a residual motor programming deficit in individuals with TBI even in the chronic stage and in the presence of good motor recovery, as assessed clinically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalCortex
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Movement time
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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