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Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) offers a unique non-invasive approach to measurement of N-acetylaspartate (NAA) and choline (Cho), putative markers of neuronal and glial integrity. Previous studies revealed that these neurochemicals predict cognitive impairment in diseased subjects, although little is known about their relationship to(More)
In the current study we explored the relationship between neurometabolites measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) and cognitive ability assessed with a battery of neuropsychological tests. Forty-five participants were recruited from the local college community, and examined utilizing neuropsychological testing and 1H-MRS. Our central(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether proton MRS (1H-MRS) neurochemical measurements predict neuropsychological outcome of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). BACKGROUND Although clinical indices and conventional imaging techniques provide critical information for TBI patient triage and acute care, none accurately predicts individual patient outcome. (More)
Although it is frequently stated that the frontal lobes play a significant role in memory function, research proof has been ambiguous at best. This problem was addressed by administering a variety of memory tests to 16 schizophrenic patients who had undergone prefrontal leucotomy approximately 25 years earlier. The 16 were divided into three groups on the(More)
Recently, Dodrill (1999) revised a previously described "Myth of neuropsychology" (1997) to state: "Just as below average performances on neuropsychological tests are found when intelligence is below average, to that same degree above average performances on neuropsychological tests are expected when intellectual abilities are above average." This study(More)
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