Executive functioning in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: MCI has effects on planning, but not on inhibition.

@article{Zhang2007ExecutiveFI,
  title={Executive functioning in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: MCI has effects on planning, but not on inhibition.},
  author={Yanmin Zhang and Buxin Han and Paul Michel Bernard Verhaeghen and Lars-G{\"o}ran Nilsson},
  journal={Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={557-70}
}
In this study, we compared executive functioning in 32 mild cognitive impairment (MCI) individuals with that of normally aging controls. Cognitive planning tests (Trail Making, Porteus Maze Test, verbal fluency tests) show a group difference favoring the normal controls, but tests for inhibition of prepotent responses (no-go accuracy, two measures of the Stroop effect, and negative priming) failed to uncover a significant group difference. The results indicate that there is no general executive… CONTINUE READING