These experiments centered around H.M., a 54-year-old man who became amnesic 27 years ago after a bilateral resection in the medial temporal lobe region for epilepsy. In order to document the clinical reports that he rarely comments on such internal states as pain, hunger, and thirst, his thermal pain perception was examined in relation to his other… (More)
This retrospective study evaluated the relationships between normal serum vitamin B12 and folate levels and neuropsychologic measures in a sample of 60 geriatric inpatients with psychotic depression, nonpsychotic depression, bipolar disorder, and dementia--all consecutively referred for cognitive testing. The psychotic depression subgroup demonstrated… (More)
A case is reported in which mercury intoxication produced visual symptoms with an unusual compensation. The similarity of this patient to Schn., a much reported neuropsychiatric case, was striking and prompted correlation of the two cases. Experimental psychological studies performed on the present case provide a basis for an understanding of both cases.
In this report, data are presented on pre- and postdexamethasone cortisol levels, neuropsychological testing, and computed tomography (CT) scan findings in 30 depressed patients (15 psychotic and 15 nonpsychotic). Particularly significant findings were observed when data from the unipolar subgroup (n = 22) were analyzed separately. Unipolar psychotic… (More)
Cocaine abuse is widespread and has been associated with serious neurovascular complications. We studied a group of cocaine-dependent polydrug users with 99mTc-HMPAO and high-resolution SPECT and compared their perfusion pattern to cerebral perfusion in a group of older control subjects. Sixteen of 18 cocaine-dependent polydrug users had abnormal perfusion… (More)
In 16 inpatients with acute mania, neuropsychological evaluation revealed a trend toward correlation between less insight (lower scores on the Insight and Treatment Attitudes Questionnaire, ITAQ) and improved delayed visual recall. This result may either reflect the absence of a relationship between neuropsychological abnormalities and lack of insight in… (More)
The present study was an attempt to clarify the relationship between handedness, sighting dominance, and eye-acuity in children. Ninety-four males and ninety-seven females between the ages of five and eleven were assessed on standardized measures of handedness, sighting dominance, and visual acuity. Right-handers were more likely to show right-sighting… (More)
Auditory perception of 10 two-letter consonant-vowel syllables and visual short-term memory for sequences of the same syllables were examined in 28 patients with lesions in the frontal or temporal lobe of either hemisphere and in 12 normal control subjects. Multidimensional scaling analyses showed that manner of articulation and voicing were salient… (More)