Behavioral persistence deficit in Parkinson's disease patients

  title={Behavioral persistence deficit in Parkinson's disease patients},
  author={Jay S Schneider},
  journal={European Journal of Neurology},
  • J. Schneider
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Neurology
The present study was performed to examine the degree to which decreased task persistence may contribute to deficits in the ability of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients to perform a problem solving task. Patients with mild/moderate PD performed a computerized Tower of Hanoi task in which they planned and verbalized moves to solve the puzzle but did not need to produce a limb motor response. All patients were tested at least 14 h off medication. As expected from previous studies of planning… 

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