Diana Jinous Tajik-Parvinchi

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OBJECTIVE The smooth pursuit eye movements and fixation ability of children aged 8 to 16 years with Tourette syndrome (TS) were examined. BACKGROUND Although several studies have examined the saccadic ability of patients with TS, there have been only a few studies examining pursuit ability in TS. METHOD Pursuit gain (eye velocity/target velocity) and(More)
Pro and antisaccades are usually presented in blocks of similar type but they can also be presented such that prosaccade and antisaccade eye movements are mixed and a cue, usually the shape/colour of the fixation target or the peripheral target, determines which type of eye movement is required in a particular trial. A mixed-saccade task theoretically(More)
We examined the pursuit eye movements of adults and three groups of children 4-6, 8-10, 12-16 years of age. The first experiment compared tracking performance of a partially occluded target with that of a fully visible target. The second experiment examined pursuit abilities of children using a non-cognitive source of information for motion, i.e.,(More)
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a childhood onset disorder of motor and vocal tics. The neural networks underlying TS overlap with those of saccade eye movements. Thus, deviations on saccadic tasks can provide important information about psychopathology of TS. Tourette syndrome often coexists with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive training entails the repeated exercise of a specific cognitive process over a period of time to improve performance on the trained task as well as on tasks that were not specifically trained (transfer effect). Cognitive training shows promise in remediating deficits in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - a(More)
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