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Frequency of prospective memory and retrospective memory failures was rated on a 16-item questionnaire by 862 volunteers, from five groups: patients with Alzheimer Disease (rated by carers), carers of Alzheimer Disease patients, elderly, young, and a group of married couples. Reported memory failures were highest for Alzheimer Disease patients, and lowest(More)
Whole task training, forward chaining, and backward chaining techniques were compared in teaching two different 120-step sequences of behavior to college students. In Exp. 1 participants learned a sequence that began with easy movements, progressed through more difficult movements, and ended with easy movements. Whole task training resulted in more errors(More)
OBJECTIVE Brain disorders can lead to a decreased ability to perform the physical and cognitive functions necessary for safe driving. This study aimed to determine how accurately a battery of computerized sensory-motor and cognitive tests (SMCTests) could predict driving abilities in persons with brain disorders. METHODS SMCTests and an independent(More)
Patients with Crohn's disease (CD, n = 61) and ulcerative colitis (UC, n = 24) were studied using an interview and a series of percept-genetic tests describing anxiety, defensive strategies, and the self-image. Attention was specifically directed at a subgroup of CD (n = 15) with its inflammation limited to the colon (colon Crohn, CC). There was also a(More)
The concept of alexithymia was scrutinized in a group of female patients with eating disorders: 15 anorectics and 13 bulimics (mean age of 27 yr.), plus a control group of 21 (mean age 38 yr.). Subjects were interviewed and tested. In the main test an ambiguous face was flashed briefly on a screen opposite the viewer who had to describe her impressions. To(More)
In a previous preoperative study of patients with gliomas, we made the original observation that patients with high grade as opposed to those with low-grade gliomas have a psychological profile marked by extreme emotional reactivity. In this postoperative study of the psychological profiles of patients with breast cancer, the main funding was unexpectedly(More)