J. E. Castner

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Lexical-semantic and emotional processing deficits have been associated with Parkinson's disease. This study investigated automatic and controlled lexical-semantic processing, the automatic activation of emotional evaluations, and the processing of words conveying negative and neutral emotional connotations in a combined affective and semantic priming(More)
Inhibitory control may be affected by Parkinson's disease (PD) due to impairment within the non-motor basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuits. The present study aimed to identify the effects of chronic stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) on lexical-semantic inhibitory control. Eighteen participants with PD who had undergone surgery for deep brain(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Impaired generation of verbs relative to nouns has been reported in Parkinson's disease (PD) and has been associated with the frontal pathophysiology of PD. The aim of the present study was to measure noun/verb generation abilities in PD and to determine whether noun/verb generation is affected by stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) has often been associated with reduced verbal fluency performance. This study aimed to directly assess semantic switching as a function of STN stimulation in PD participants with the Homophone Meaning Generation Test (HMGT). Seventeen participants with(More)
In the subcortex of the human brain, neuronal firing events are stochastic and the inter-arrival times of action potentials (APs) are highly irregular. It has been shown that stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN), a small subcortical structure located within the basal ganglia, can help ameliorate the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease(More)
A Message of Welcome On behalf of the Research and Postgraduate Studies Committee and the postgraduate student conference organizing committee, we would like to warmly welcome you to the second of our two Postgraduate Research Conference Days for 2004. This day offers an opportunity for postgraduate students from the School of Health and Rehabilitation(More)
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