Deficits of spatial and task-related attentional selection in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Redel2012DeficitsOS,
  title={Deficits of spatial and task-related attentional selection in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Petra Redel and Peter Bublak and Christian Sorg and Alexander Kurz and Hans F{\"o}rstl and Hermann J. M{\"u}ller and Werner X. Schneider and Robert Perneczky and Kathrin Finke},
  journal={Neurobiology of aging},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={195.e27-42}
}
Visual selective attention was assessed with a partial-report task in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD), amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and healthy elderly controls. Based on Bundesen's "theory of visual attention" (TVA), two parameters were derived: top-down control of attentional selection, representing task-related attentional weighting for prioritizing relevant visual objects, and spatial distribution of attentional weights across the left and the right hemifield… CONTINUE READING
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