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Performance of epileptic patients in continuous reaction-time situations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1146867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Through the use of a 4-choice continuous reaction-time paradigm, the hypothesis that epiliptic patients have frequent lapses of attention was tested. Control subjects were nonepileptic mentally retarded subjects matched for IQ and CA. Experimental variables were: paced and self-paced work, massed and spaced work periods, and short or long stimulus exposition. The epileptic patients performed well as compared to the control group or to nonretarded persons with respect to reaction time, accuracy, and the occurrence of mental blocks. No abnormal disturbance of attention was clearly detected. This conclusion leads to the possibility that even for patients with severe epilepsy, some tasks can be defined that they can perform successfully.
Authors:
W A Wagenaar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of mental deficiency     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-9351     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Ment Defic     Publication Date:  1975 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-10-11     Completed Date:  1975-10-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372647     Medline TA:  Am J Ment Defic     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  726-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attention
Epilepsy* / drug therapy
Humans
Mental Retardation
Reaction Time*
Task Performance and Analysis
Time Factors

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