Journal article

Accelerated time-course of inhibition of return in Huntington's disease

J Fielding, N Georgiou-Karistianis, J Bradshaw, L Millist, A Churchyard, O White

BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2006

Abstract

A non-predictive peripheral cueing paradigm was used to evaluate visuospatial attentional deficits in symptomatic HD patients, employing spatially valid and invalid visual cues over a range of stimulus onset asynchronies (SOA) to elicit a saccadic response. Although both patients and controls demonstrated initial facilitation for valid versus invalid cues following the shortest SOA, and a performance decrement (inhibition of return), at the longest SOA, a clear differentiation between these groups was found for the intermediate SOAs. Unlike controls, where IOR manifested between 350 and 1000 ms, IOR was evident as early as 150 ms for HD patients. Further, the benefit of valid cueing correlat..

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