Sustained attention deficits in patients with lesions of posterior cortex.

@article{Rueckert1998SustainedAD,
  title={Sustained attention deficits in patients with lesions of posterior cortex.},
  author={L Rueckert and Jordan Grafman},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={653-60}
}
Patients with lesions to posterior cortex were compared to controls, matched for age and education, on tests on sustained attention. One test was a simple reaction time task requiring subjects to respond whenever they saw an 'X'. The other was a Continuous Performance Test that required subjects to respond to an 'X' but refrain from responding to other letters. The patients missed more targets than control subjects on both tests. On the Continuous Performance Test the difference between… CONTINUE READING

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