Hermann Sinz

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Old adults have to face many situations that require important decisions. In the present investigation, the authors examined the effects of aging on both decisions under ambiguity and decisions under risk. To this purpose, healthy young and old adults completed the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) and the Probability-Associated Gambling task (PAG task). Old adults(More)
Decision-making in mild dementia of Alzheimer's type (DAT) was assessed in a gambling task with stable and explicit rules [Game of Dice Task; Brand, M., Labudda, K., Kalbe, E., Hilker, R., Emmans, D., Fuchs, G., et al. (2004). Decision-making impairments in patients with Parkinson's disease. Behavioural Neurology, 15, 77-85]. DAT patients in an early stage(More)
In the present study we investigate decision making under ambiguity and decision making under risk in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients without cognitive impairment and in patients affected by Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD). In decisions under ambiguity, participants are not aware of the rules for gains and losses and have to learn about the utility of(More)
Decisions under ambiguity and decisions under risk are crucial types of decision making in daily living at any age. This is the first study assessing these two types of decisions in patients with mild dementia of Alzheimer's type (DAT) by means of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) and a newly developed, Probability-Associated Gambling (PAG) task. While rules for(More)
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