Recognition memory for emotional pictures in Alzheimer's patients

Recognition memory for emotional pictures in Alzheimer's patients

Autor Abrisqueta-Gomez, J. Google Scholar
Bueno, OFA Google Scholar
Oliveira, MGM Google Scholar
Bertolucci, PHF Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Objective - the purpose of the present study was to examine whether Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients can benefit from the emotional content of visual stimuli in a picture recognition test. Method- Sixteen patients with AD and 19 normal controls matched for age and years of education, were studied. Sixteen pictures (with varying emotional contents) were presented to each participant. Thirty minutes later, a recognition test was applied with the target-pictures mixed among 34 others of similar content. the subjects were instructed to rate them as pleasant, unpleasant or indifferent. Results - the total of pictures correctly recognized by the AD patients (75.4% of the target-picture S) was smaller than that of the controls (96.4%). Controls recognized more emotional pictures than indifferent pictures. Conclusions - Emotional content enhanced recognition of pictures in normal subjects, whereas for the Alzheimer's subjects the emotional significance attached to the pictures was of no benefit to enhance recognition.
Assunto Alzheimer
Idioma Inglês
Data 2002-01-01
Publicado em Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. Copenhagen: Blackwell Munksgaard, v. 105, n. 1, p. 51-54, 2002.
ISSN 0001-6314 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Blackwell Munksgaard
Extensão 51-54
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000174093000010

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