Eleonora Arrigoni, Eleonora Rappo, Costanza Papagno, Leonor J Romero Lauro, Alberto Pisoni
Semantic interference (SI) and phonological facilitation (PF) effects occur when multiple representations are co-activated simultaneously in complex naming paradigms, manipulating the context in which word production is set. Although the behavioral consequences of these psycholinguistic effects are well-known, the involved brain structures are still controversial. This paper aims to provide a systematic review and a coordinate-based meta-analysis of the available functional neuroimaging studies investigating SI and PF in picture naming paradigms...
February 6, 2024: Neuropsychology Review
Elayne Ahern, Jessica White, Eadaoin Slattery
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with significant cognitive deficits during the acute and remitted stages. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine the course of cognitive function whilst considering demographic, treatment, or clinical features of MDD that could moderate the extent of cognitive change. Databases were searched to identify studies that reported on cognitive function in MDD with a ≥12-week test-retest interval. Relevant studies were pooled using random effects modelling to generate an inverse-variance, weighted, mean effect size estimate (Hedges' g) of cognitive change for each cognitive variable and for an overall composite cognitive domain...
February 5, 2024: Neuropsychology Review
Sara Cruz, Sabela Conde-Pumpido Zubizarreta, Ana Daniela Costa, Rita Araújo, Júlia Martinho, María Tubío-Fungueiriño, Adriana Sampaio, Raquel Cruz, Angel Carracedo, Montse Fernández-Prieto
Autism is more frequently diagnosed in males, with evidence suggesting that females are more likely to be misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. Possibly, the male/female ratio imbalance relates to phenotypic and camouflaging differences between genders. Here, we performed a comprehensive approach to phenotypic and camouflaging research in autism addressed in two studies. First (Study 1 - Phenotypic Differences in Autism), we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of gender differences in autism phenotype...
January 29, 2024: Neuropsychology Review
Halle Quang, Travis Wearne, Michaela Filipcikova, Nhi Pham, Nhi Nguyen, Skye McDonald
Apathy, the deficit of goal-directed behaviour, is well recognised as one of the most debilitating syndromes after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, mechanisms underlying apathy, or at least factors associated with apathy, are sporadically reported. Based on a biopsychosocial framework, this systematic review and meta-analysis synthesised evidence regarding neurobiological, socio-environmental and individual factors associated with apathy. Our searches identified 21 studies satisfying inclusion and exclusion criteria...
December 19, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Ángel Romero-Martínez, Carolina Sarrate-Costa, Luis Moya-Albiol
Numerous psychologists have shown interest in applying neuropsychological tests to study intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrators and gain a further understanding of the underlying nature of this type of violence. However, up until now, no meta-analysis has drawn on all the available scientific literature to calculate whether consistent differences exist between the neuropsychological performance of IPV perpetrators and other samples of men (non-violent men, IPV perpetrators with drug misuse, and other men with criminal history)...
December 12, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Abdolvahed Narmashiri, Fatemeh Akbari
Previous studies have investigated the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on cognitive functions. However, these studies reported inconsistent results due to differences in experiment design, measurements, and stimulation parameters. Nonetheless, there is a lack of meta-analyses and review studies on tDCS and its impact on cognitive functions, including working memory, inhibition, flexibility, and theory of mind. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of tDCS studies published from the earliest available data up to October 2021, including studies reporting the effects of tDCS on cognitive functions in human populations...
December 7, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Dana Wong, Kerryn Pike, Rene Stolwyk, Kelly Allott, Jennie Ponsford, Adam McKay, Wendy Longley, Pascalle Bosboom, Antoinette Hodge, Glynda Kinsella, Loren Mowszowski
Delivery of neuropsychological interventions addressing the cognitive, psychological, and behavioural consequences of brain conditions is increasingly recognised as an important, if not essential, skill set for clinical neuropsychologists. It has the potential to add substantial value and impact to our role across clinical settings. However, there are numerous approaches to neuropsychological intervention, requiring different sets of skills, and with varying levels of supporting evidence across different diagnostic groups...
November 30, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Renelle Bourdage, Pauline Narme, Raquel Neeskens, Janne Papma, Sanne Franzen
Social cognition remains one of the most difficult cognitive domains to assess in diverse populations due to a lack of culturally appropriate tools. This study systematically reviewed literature on neuropsychological tests for social cognition that have been translated, adapted, are cross-cultural, or are assembled for diverse, specifically "Global South," populations. The aim was to identify assessments appropriate for diverse populations, outline and evaluate their methodological approaches, and provide procedural recommendations for future research...
November 17, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Rafael Román-Caballero, Giovanna Mioni
Prospective memory (PM) is the ability to remember to perform planned actions in a future moment and it is of fundamental importance for an independent and autonomous lifestyle from development to late adulthood. Deficits in episodic memory and executive functions, which are involved in PM are characteristic features of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Considering that the number of older adults is drastically increasing over the next decades, it is of great interest to understand how PM decline in healthy older adults and patients with different degree of cognitive decline...
November 14, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Alexandra Davies, Jeffrey M Rogers, Katharine Baker, Lily Li, Joshua Llerena, Roshan das Nair, Dana Wong
Interventions addressing cognitive and emotional difficulties after acquired brain injury (ABI) often focus on specific impairments in cognition or mood. These interventions can be effective at addressing their specific target, but do not routinely translate to improved activity and participation outcomes. Approaches that combine cognitive and psychological rehabilitation are increasingly popular; however, to date, there have been no systematic evaluations of their efficacy. We conducted a systematic review of five databases, searching for randomised controlled trials of adults with diagnoses of non-progressive ABI at least 1-month post injury, in receipt of interventions that combined cognitive and psychological components compared to any control...
November 13, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Stephanie N Steinberg, Tricia Z King
Within-individual blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal variability, intrinsic moment-to-moment signal fluctuations within a single individual in specific voxels across a given time course, is a relatively new metric recognized in the neuroimaging literature. Within-individual BOLD signal variability has been postulated to provide information beyond that provided by mean-based analysis. Synthesis of the literature using within-individual BOLD signal variability methodology to examine various cognitive domains is needed to understand how intrinsic signal fluctuations contribute to optimal performance...
October 27, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Jacob D Kraft, Benjamin M Hampstead
Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) is a form of noninvasive brain stimulation that has experienced rapid growth within the aging population over the past decade due to its potential for modulating cognitive functioning across the "intact" to dementia spectrum. For this reason, we performed a systematic review of the literature to evaluate the efficacy of tACS on cognitive functioning in older adults, including those with cognitive impairment. Our review was completed in June 2023 using Psych INFO, Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane databases...
October 26, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Pierre Maurage, Benjamin Rolland, Anne-Lise Pitel, Fabien D'Hondt
Many patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) present cognitive deficits, which are associated with clinical outcomes. Neuropsychological remediation might help rehabilitate cognitive functions in these populations, hence improving treatment effectiveness. Nardo and colleagues (Neuropsychology Review, 32, 161-191, 2022) reviewed 32 studies applying cognitive remediation for patients with SUDs. They underlined the heterogeneity and lack of quality of studies in this research field but concluded that cognitive remediation remains a promising tool for addictive disorders...
October 16, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Maitane García, Imanol Amayra, Manuel Pérez, Monika Salgueiro, Oscar Martínez, Juan Francisco López-Paz, Philip A Allen
Chiari malformation has been classified as a group of posterior cranial fossa disorders characterized by hindbrain herniation. Chiari malformation type I (CM-I) is the most common subtype, ranging from asymptomatic patients to those with severe disorders. Research about clinical manifestations or medical treatments is still growing, but cognitive functioning has been less explored. The aim of this systematic review is to update the literature search about cognitive deficits in CM-I patients. A literature search was performed through the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Pubmed, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Web of Science...
October 6, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Anastasia-Konstantina Papadopoulou, Christos Samsouris, Annakarina Mundorf, Maria-Myrto Valtou, Sebastian Ocklenburg
Reduced hemispheric asymmetries, as well as their behavioral manifestation in the form of atypical handedness (i.e., non-right, left-, or mixed-handedness), are linked to neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder, and several psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia. One neurodevelopmental disorder that is associated with reduced hemispheric asymmetries, but for which findings on behavioral laterality are conflicting, is stuttering. Here, we report a series of meta-analyses of studies that report handedness (assessed as hand preference) levels in individuals who stutter (otherwise healthy) compared to controls...
October 5, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Lisa D Wauters, Karen Croot, Heather R Dial, Joseph R Duffy, Stephanie M Grasso, Esther Kim, Kristin Schaffer Mendez, Kirrie J Ballard, Heather M Clark, Leeah Kohley, Laura L Murray, Emily J Rogalski, Mathieu Figeys, Lisa Milman, Maya L Henry
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and primary progressive apraxia of speech (PPAOS) are neurodegenerative syndromes characterized by progressive decline in language or speech. There is a growing number of studies investigating speech-language interventions for PPA/PPAOS. An updated systematic evaluation of the treatment evidence is warranted to inform best clinical practice and guide future treatment research. We systematically reviewed the evidence for behavioral treatment for speech and language in this population...
October 4, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Teresa Girolamo, Lindsay Butler, Rebecca Canale, Richard N Aslin, Inge-Marie Eigsti
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a promising tool for scientific discovery and clinical application. However, its utility depends upon replicable reporting. We evaluate reporting of sociodemographics in fNIRS studies of speech and language impairment and asked the following: (1) Do refereed fNIRS publications report participant sociodemographics? (2) For what reasons are participants excluded from analysis? This systematic review was preregistered with PROSPERO (CRD42022342959) and followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses protocol...
September 25, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Ting Wang, Tom de Graaf, Lisabel Tanner, Teresa Schuhmann, Felix Duecker, Alexander T Sack
Hemispheric asymmetry is a fundamental principle in the functional architecture of the brain. It plays an important role in attention research where right hemisphere dominance is core to many attention theories. Lesion studies seem to confirm such hemispheric dominance with patients being more likely to develop left hemineglect after right hemispheric stroke than vice versa. However, the underlying concept of hemispheric dominance is still not entirely clear. Brain stimulation studies using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) might be able to illuminate this concept...
September 22, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Marinus Fislage, Norman Zacharias, Insa Feinkohl
Thalamus function and structure are known predictors of individual differences in the risk of age-related neurocognitive disorders (NCD), such as dementia. However, to date, little is known about their role in the perioperative setting. Here, we provide a narrative review of brain-imaging studies of preoperative and postoperative thalamus scanning parameters associated with risks of developing perioperative NCD, such as postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) during the postoperative phase...
September 22, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
Luigi Macchitella, Giorgia Tosi, Francesco Giaquinto, Marika Iaia, Ezia Rizzi, Ylenia Chiarello, Maxime Bertoux, Paola Angelelli, Daniele Luigi Romano
The current diagnostic criteria for the behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) foresee a relative sparing of long-term memory. Although bvFTD patients were thought to report secondary memory deficits associated with prefrontal dysfunctions, some studies indicated the presence of a "genuine memory deficit" related to mesial temporal lobe dysfunctions. Among various neuropsychological tests, the Free and Cue Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT) has been recommended to distinguish genuine from apparent amnesia...
September 22, 2023: Neuropsychology Review
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