Liliana Salazar

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES With aging, people commonly develop motor slowing (bradykinesia). Although this slowness with aging may be entirely related to degradation of the cerebral networks important in motor programing, it is possible that, at least in part, it may be a learned procedure for enhancing the accuracy and/or precision of movements. The goal of(More)
Global attention requires disengagement from focal elements of stimuli. Since people with Parkinson's disease (PD) may reveal impaired disengagement, this study attempted to learn if people with PD may be impaired at allocating global attention. Healthy adults and people with PD attempted to bisect lines of uniform thickness and lines composed of two(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Some of the behavioral disorders associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), such as the reduced magnitude of actions (hypometria) may be related to an impairment in cognitive disengagement. A reduced ability to disengage attention from previous sensory stimuli will alter perception with a reduced range of estimated stimulus magnitudes(More)
Studies of patients with brain lesions have demonstrated that language and praxis are mediated by dissociable networks. However, language has the capacity to influence the selection of purposeful actions. The abilities to use language and to program purposeful movements are often mediated by networks that have anatomic proximity. With hemispheric injury,(More)
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