J. E. Castner

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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)
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)
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)
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)
There has been ongoing debate surrounding the inclusion of Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the<lb>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder4 edition (DSM-IV). At the centre of the<lb>contention is the lack of external validation of the differences between AS and autism with normal<lb>intelligence (also known as High Functioning Autism, HFA). Some argue(More)
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