Tyler M. Rolheiser

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Evidence from imaging, clinical studies, and pathology suggests that Parkinson’s disease is preceded by a prodromal stage that predates clinical diagnosis by several years but there is no established method for detecting this stage. Olfactory impairment, which is common in Parkinson’s disease and often predates clinical diagnosis, may be a useful biomarker(More)
The contribution of ventral stream information to the variability of movement has been the focus of much attention, and has provided numerous researchers with conflicting results. These results have been obtained through the use of discrete pointing movements, and as such, do not offer any explanation regarding how ventral stream information contributes to(More)
The time course of the decay of spatial representations used for planning and controlling manual aiming has not been established. The authors' purpose in the present investigation was to generate a psychometric function for memory-guided reaching movements. Eight university-aged students performed a reciprocal tapping task for 10 s. Participants could see(More)
Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging with fiber tracking is used for 3-dimensional visualization of the nervous system. Peripheral nerves and all cranial nerves, except for the olfactory tract, have previously been visualized. The olfactory tracts are difficult to depict with diffusion-weighted imaging due to the high sensitivity to susceptibility(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by motor symptoms as well as severe deficits in olfactory function and microstructural changes in olfactory brain regions. Because of the evidence of asymmetric neuropathological features in early-stage PD, we examined whether lateralized microstructural changes occur in olfactory(More)
Concussion frequently results in executive function deficits that can be specifically probed using task-switching tasks. The current study examined in detail the influence of concussion on task switching performance using both spatial and numerical stimuli. Individuals with concussion (n = 16) were tested within 48 hours of injury and 7, 14, and 28 days(More)
Original approval signatures are on file with the Graduate School and the University of Oregon Libraries. Traumatic brain injury has reached epidemic levels, and yet there are still large questions that need to be addressed regarding the underlying pathology and the related behavioral deficits. Adequately measuring the neurological sequelae associated with(More)
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