Jean François Degreef

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The aim of the present study was to assess executive function in patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA) and Parkinson's disease (PD) looking for specific differences and considering motor disability and disease duration. Performance of 11 MSA patients was compared to that of 12 healthy controls and two groups of 12 PD patients, one matched with respect(More)
The aim of this study was to specify the frontal type dysfunction widely reported in Parkinson's disease (PD) early in the course of the disease and before dopaminergic therapy. Seventeen "de novo" PD patients and 17 healthy control subjects performed modified versions of the Stroop word-color test and the Brown Peterson paradigm. A dissociation between(More)
When attention is involuntarily drawn in a direction different to that of the target, slower motor response times are observed (i.e. the meridian effect). Previous data suggested that the thalamus might participate in the generation of visual salience. What may be the role of the thalamus in the capture by luminance transients when attentional control is in(More)
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