Putamen FDOPA uptake and its relationship tot cognitive functioning in PD.

@article{Beilen2006PutamenFU,
  title={Putamen FDOPA uptake and its relationship tot cognitive functioning in PD.},
  author={Marije van Beilen and Klaus Leonard Leenders},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={248 1-2},
  pages={68-71}
}
Impaired executive functioning is frequently found in PD patients. As a result, impairments in the executive components of other cognitive functions such as memory, visuo-spatial functions and fluency are also present. From a neuroanatomical point of view, different loops are mediating cognitive, emotional and motor functions. The putamen is part of the motor loop, while the caudate nucleus is part of the motor loop but also of the cognitive loop. In PD, multiple neurotransmitter systems are… CONTINUE READING
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