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Sickle cell disease (SCD) is blood disorder with a high risk for cerebral vascular morbidities that impact neurocognitive functioning. Specific cognitive abilities are known to be more sensitive to neurologic effects of SCD than IQ scores, yet there is little consensus about which measures to use to assess neurocognitive functioning. We evaluated the(More)
This study examined the effect of listening to a newly learned musical piece on subsequent motor retention of the piece. Thirty-six non-musicians were trained to play an unfamiliar melody on a piano keyboard. Next, they were randomly assigned to participate in three follow-up listening sessions over 1 week. Subjects who, during their listening sessions,(More)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:1. Evaluate the overlap between sickle cell disease (SCD) and depression.2. Identify sources of psychological stress and biological vulnerabilities toward developing depression in patients with SCD.3. Assess the potential mechanisms underlying SCD, stress, and(More)
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