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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427300/object-decision-test-borb-normative-data-for-the-adult-quebec-population-and-performance-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-the-semantic-variant-of-primary-progressive-aphasia
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Alexandre St-Hilaire, Marie-Claude Blackburn, Maximiliano A Wilson, Robert Jr Laforce, Carol Hudon, Joël Macoir
Object decision (OD) test is one subtest of the Birmingham Object Recognition Battery (BORB). It is useful for differential diagnosis among several neurodegenerative diseases. However, normative data provided with this battery count on very few subjects and do not control for the effect of age, which limits interpretability. The purpose of Study 1 was to provide normative data for the OD test of the BORB (version A-hard). The objectives of Study 2 were to establish the diagnostic validity of this task and predictive validity of the normative data in the case of the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia (svPPA) and Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
April 21, 2017: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424596/non-interfering-effects-of-active-post-encoding-tasks-on-episodic-memory-consolidation-in-humans
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Samarth Varma, Atsuko Takashima, Sander Krewinkel, Maaike van Kooten, Lily Fu, W Pieter Medendorp, Roy P C Kessels, Sander M Daselaar
So far, studies that investigated interference effects of post-learning processes on episodic memory consolidation in humans have used tasks involving only complex and meaningful information. Such tasks require reallocation of general or encoding-specific resources away from consolidation-relevant activities. The possibility that interference can be elicited using a task that heavily taxes our limited brain resources, but has low semantic and hippocampal related long-term memory processing demands, has never been tested...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419851/an-emergent-functional-parcellation-of-the-temporal-cortex
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Rebecca L Jackson, Claude J Bajada, Grace E Rice, Lauren L Cloutman, Matthew A Lambon Ralph
The temporal lobe has been associated with various cognitive functions which include memory, auditory cognition and semantics. However, at a higher level of conceptualisation, all of the functions associated with the temporal lobe can be considered as lying along one major axis; from modality-specific to modality-general processing. This paper used a spectral reordering technique on resting-state and task-based functional data to extract the major organisational axis of the temporal lobe in a bottom-up, data-driven fashion...
April 15, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415908/the-association-of-personal-semantic-memory-to-identity-representations-insight-into-higher-order-networks-of-autobiographical-contents
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Matthew D Grilli
Identity representations are higher-order knowledge structures that organise autobiographical memories on the basis of personality and role-based themes of one's self-concept. In two experiments, the extent to which different types of personal semantic content are reflected in these higher-order networks of memories was investigated. Healthy, young adult participants generated identity representations that varied in remoteness of formation and verbally reflected on these themes in an open-ended narrative task...
April 17, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414742/to-electrify-bilingualism-electrophysiological-insights-into-bilingual-metaphor-comprehension
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Katarzyna Jankowiak, Karolina Rataj, Ryszard Naskręcki
Though metaphoric language comprehension has previously been investigated with event-related potentials, little attention has been devoted to extending this research from the monolingual to the bilingual context. In the current study, late proficient unbalanced Polish (L1)-English (L2) bilinguals performed a semantic decision task to novel metaphoric, conventional metaphoric, literal, and anomalous word pairs presented in L1 and L2. The results showed more pronounced P200 amplitudes to L2 than L1, which can be accounted for by differences in the subjective frequency of the native and non-native lexical items...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409050/correlation-of-mri-visual-scales-with-neuropsychological-profile-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Luiz Felipe Vasconcellos, João Santos Pereira, Marcelo Adachi, Denise Greca, Manuela Cruz, Ana Lara Malak, Helenice Charchat-Fichman, Mariana Spitz
Few studies have evaluated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) visual scales in Parkinson's disease-Mild Cognitive Impairment (PD-MCI). We selected 79 PD patients and 92 controls (CO) to perform neurologic and neuropsychological evaluation. Brain MRI was performed to evaluate the following scales: Global Cortical Atrophy (GCA), Fazekas, and medial temporal atrophy (MTA). The analysis revealed that both PD groups (amnestic and nonamnestic) showed worse performance on several tests when compared to CO. Memory, executive function, and attention impairment were more severe in amnestic PD-MCI group...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407520/anticholinergic-drug-use-is-associated-with-episodic-memory-decline-in-older-adults-without-dementia
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Goran Papenberg, Lars Bäckman, Laura Fratiglioni, Erika J Laukka, Johan Fastbom, Kristina Johnell
Anticholinergic drug use is common in older adults and has been related to increased dementia risk. This suggests that users of these drugs may experience accelerated cognitive decline. So far, however, longitudinal data on this topic are absent and the available evidence is inconclusive with respect to effects on specific cognitive domains due to suboptimal control of confounding variables. We investigated whether anticholinergic medication use is associated with cognitive decline over 6 years in a population-based study of older adults (aged 60-90; n = 1473) without dementia...
March 16, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406681/affective-enhancement-of-working-memory-is-maintained-in-depression
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Susanne Schweizer, Lauren Navrady, Lauren Breakwell, Rachel M Howard, Ann-Marie Golden, Aliza Werner-Seidler, Tim Dalgleish
We currently know little about how performance on assessments of working memory capacity (WMC) that are designed to mirror the concurrent task demands of daily life are impacted by the presence of affective information, nor how those effects may be modulated by depression-a syndrome where sufferers report global difficulties with executive processing. Across 3 experiments, we investigated WMC for sets of neutral words in the context of processing either neutral or affective (depressogenic) sentences, which had to be judged on semantic accuracy (Experiments 1 and 2) or self-reference (Experiment 3)...
April 13, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400723/electrophysiological-correlates-of-familiarity-and-recollection-in-associative-recognition-contributions-of-perceptual-and-conceptual-processing-to-unitization
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Bingcan Li, Xinrui Mao, Yujuan Wang, Chunyan Guo
It is generally accepted that associative recognition memory is supported by recollection. In addition, recent research indicates that familiarity can support associative memory, especially when two items are unitized into a single item. Both perceptual and conceptual manipulations can be used to unitize items, but few studies have compared these two methods of unitization directly. In the present study, we investigated the effects of familiarity and recollection on successful retrieval of items that were unitized perceptually or conceptually...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400327/a-multisensory-perspective-on-object-memory
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Pawel J Matusz, Mark T Wallace, Micah M Murray
Traditional studies of memory and object recognition involved objects presented within a single sensory modality (i.e., purely visual or purely auditory objects). However, in naturalistic settings, objects are often evaluated and processed in a multisensory manner. This begets the question of how object representations that combine information from the different senses are created and utilised by memory functions. Here we review research that has demonstrated that a single multisensory exposure can influence memory for both visual and auditory objects...
April 8, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399062/listening-effort-through-depth-of-processing-in-school-age-children
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Benson Cheng-Lin Hsu, Filiep Vanpoucke, Astrid van Wieringen
OBJECTIVES: A reliable and practical measure of listening effort is crucial in the aural rehabilitation of children with communication disorders. In this article, we propose a novel behavioral paradigm designed to measure listening effort in school-age children based on different depths and levels of verbal processing. The paradigm consists of a classic word recognition task performed in quiet and in noise coupled to one of three additional tasks asking the children to judge the color of simple pictures or a certain semantic category of the presented words...
April 10, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398120/usage-of-semantic-representations-in-recognition-memory
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Ryoji Nishiyama, Tetsuji Hirano, Jun Ukita
Meanings of words facilitate false acceptance as well as correct rejection of lures in recognition memory tests, depending on the experimental context. This suggests that semantic representations are both directly and indirectly (i.e., mediated by perceptual representations) used in remembering. Studies using memory conjunction errors (MCEs) paradigms, in which the lures consist of component parts of studied words, have reported semantic facilitation of rejection of the lures. However, attending to components of the lures could potentially cause this...
April 11, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397075/explanation-can-cause-forgetting-memory-dynamics-in-the-generation-of-new-arguments
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Julia S Soares, Benjamin C Storm
Retrieval-induced forgetting is observed when the retrieval of target information causes the forgetting of nontarget information. The present study investigated whether similar dynamics occur in the context of generating arguments in the process of explanation. Participants studied arguments associated with several issues before attempting to think of new arguments pertaining to a subset of those issues. When given a later memory test, participants were less likely to recall the studied arguments if they had attempted to think of new arguments than if they had not...
April 10, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394160/free-recall-test-experience-potentiates-strategy-driven-effects-of-value-on-memory
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Michael S Cohen, Jesse Rissman, Mariam Hovhannisyan, Alan D Castel, Barbara J Knowlton
People tend to show better memory for information that is deemed valuable or important. By one mechanism, individuals selectively engage deeper, semantic encoding strategies for high value items (Cohen, Rissman, Suthana, Castel, & Knowlton, 2014). By another mechanism, information paired with value or reward is automatically strengthened in memory via dopaminergic projections from midbrain to hippocampus (Shohamy & Adcock, 2010). We hypothesized that the latter mechanism would primarily enhance recollection-based memory, while the former mechanism would strengthen both recollection and familiarity...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392209/verbal-working-memory-in-schizophrenia-the-role-of-syntax-in-facilitating-serial-recall
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Adrienne W Y Li, Nestor Viñas-Guasch, Christy L M Hui, Wing-Chung Chang, Sherry K W Chan, Edwin H M Lee, Eric Y H Chen
BACKGROUND: Deficits in verbal working memory (VWM) have consistently been observed in schizophrenia, ranging from impairments in capacity, encoding, to irregular semantic organisation. However, syntactic deficits are less well-characterised, despite its crucial role in language construction. This study examines the role of simple syntactic structure (basis of the "sentence superiority effect") in VWM of patients with psychotic disorders. METHODS: Patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (n=40) and healthy controls matched on age, sex and education (n=40) were administered an auditory serial recall task containing word lists with low semantic coherence and either syntactically familiar structure (noun-verb-noun sequence) or syntactically unfamiliar structure...
April 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391135/the-residual-protective-effects-of-enactment
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Jeffrey D Wammes, Myra A Fernandes
Research has demonstrated the importance of the quality of initial retrieval events (Test 1) for performance on later memory tests (Test 2). We explored whether enacting words at encoding, relative to simply reading them, provided protection against the detrimental effects of a degraded retrieval experience, through the addition of motor processing to the extant memory representation. Participants encoded a mixed list of enacted and read words, then completed Test 1, and a later Test 2. Encoding and Test 2 were always completed under full attention (FA)...
April 6, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391035/selective-verbal-recognition-memory-impairments-are-associated-with-atrophy-of-the-language-network-in-non-semantic-variants-of-primary-progressive-aphasia
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Aneesha S Nilakantan, Joel L Voss, Sandra Weintraub, M-Marsel Mesulam, Emily J Rogalski
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is clinically defined by an initial loss of language function and preservation of other cognitive abilities, including episodic memory. While PPA primarily affects the left-lateralized perisylvian language network, some clinical neuropsychological tests suggest concurrent initial memory loss. The goal of this study was to test recognition memory of objects and words in the visual and auditory modality to separate language-processing impairments from retentive memory in PPA...
April 6, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391031/evaluation-of-the-language-profile-in-children-with-rolandic-epilepsy-and-developmental-dysphasia-evidence-for-distinct-strengths-and-weaknesses
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M Verly, R Gerrits, L Lagae, S Sunaert, N Rommel, I Zink
Although benign, rolandic epilepsy (RE) or benign childhood epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes is often associated with language impairment. Recently, fronto-rolandic EEG abnormalities have been described in children with developmental dysphasia (DD), suggesting an interaction between language impairment and interictal epileptiform discharges. To investigate if a behavioral-linguistic continuum between RE and DD exists, a clinical prospective study was carried out to evaluate the language profile of 15 children with RE and 22 children with DD...
April 6, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385626/abnormal-self-schema-in-semantic-memory-in-major-depressive-disorder-evidence-from-event-related-brain-potentials
#19
Michael Kiang, Faranak Farzan, Daniel M Blumberger, Marta Kutas, Margaret C McKinnon, Vinay Kansal, Tarek K Rajji, Zafiris J Daskalakis
An overly negative self-schema is a proposed cognitive mechanism of major depressive disorder (MDD). Self-schema - one's core conception of self, including how strongly one believes one possesses various characteristics - is part of semantic memory (SM), our knowledge about concepts and their relationships. We used the N400 event-related potential (ERP) - elicited by meaningful stimuli, and reduced by greater association of the stimulus with preceding context - to measure association strength between self-concept and positive, negative, and neutral characteristics in SM...
April 3, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383971/an-evaluation-of-language-in-brain-tumor-patients-using-a-new-cognitively-motivated-testing-protocol
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Josh W Faulkner, Carolyn E Wilshire, Andrew J Parker, Kay Cunningham
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the language impairments that occur in brain tumor patients using a cognitively oriented theoretical framework. METHOD: Forty-nine preoperative brain tumor patients completed a new testing protocol (the BLAST) which assesses 8 well documented, "core" cognitive skills required for language: auditory word recognition, accessing semantic knowledge, lexical selection, phonological encoding, verbal short-term memory, goal-driven language selection, verb retrieval, and articulatory-motor planning...
April 6, 2017: Neuropsychology
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