Executive functions in a virtual world: A study in Parkinson's disease

Giovanni Albani, Simona Raspelli, Laura Carelli, Francesca Morganti, Patrice L. Weiss, Rachel Kizony, Noomi Katz, Alessandro Mauro, Giuseppe Riva

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In Parkinson's disease executive functions are altered. We used a Virtual Reality version of the Multiple Errand Test in order to evaluate decision-making ability in 12 patients and 14 controls. Patients with Parkinson's disease, even if not-demented, showed strategies full of errors, suggesting that impulse control disorder, very frequent in course of disease, could precede cognitive dysfunctions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2010 - Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781607505600
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Executive functions
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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