CT scan and neuropsychological correlates of Alzheimer's Disease and Huntington's Disease

Amy E. Veroff, Godfrey D. Pearlson, Hyo S. Ahn

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Abstract

"Cortical" and "subcortical" dementia syndromes differ in areas of primary neuropathology and clinical characteristics. Conventional CT scan interpretation, visual inspection of pictures, has not been useful in studying dementia. Recent studies of the digitally stored CT attenuation values have found systematic variations with normal aging and aphasia subtypes. In this study of numerical CT scan information in four Alzheimer's Disease and two Huntington's Disease patients, a double dissociation of frontal and temporal lobe density values was found, and a significant correlation was found between left temporal lobe density and verbal ability measures in the Alzheimer's Disease patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalBrain and Cognition
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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