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Ana Cristina Pedron ; Léia Gonçalves Gurgel ; Caroline Tozzi Reppold ; Rochele Paz Fonseca ;Dementia & Neuropsychologia 2012, 6 1

Autor: Camila Rosa de Oliveira

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=339529036005


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Dementia & Neuropsychologia ISSN: 1980-5764 demneuropsy@uol.com.br Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento Brasil de Oliveira, Camila Rosa; Pedron, Ana Cristina; Gonçalves Gurgel, Léia; Tozzi Reppold, Caroline; Paz Fonseca, Rochele Executive functions and sustained attention.
Comparison between age groups of 19-39 and 40-59 years old Dementia & Neuropsychologia, vol.
6, núm.
1, enero-marzo, 2012, pp.
29-34 Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=339529036005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Original Article Dement Neuropsychol 2012 March;6(1):29-34 Executive functions and sustained attention Comparison between age groups of 19-39 and 40-59 years old Camila Rosa de Oliveira1, Ana Cristina Pedron2, Léia Gonçalves Gurgel3, Caroline Tozzi Reppold4, Rochele Paz Fonseca5 ABSTRACT.
Few studies involving the cognition of middle-aged adults are available in the international literature, particularly investigating the process of cognitive aging, executive components and attention.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there are differences in performance on neuropsychological tasks of executive functions and sustained attention between two age groups.
Methods: The sample consisted of 87 adults aged from 19 to 59 years old, divided into two groups according to the age variable (younger adults and middle-aged adults).
All participants were Brazilian and had no sensory, psychiatric or neurological disorders; subjects also had no history of alcohol abuse, and no self-reported use of illicit drugs or antipsychotics.
The neuropsychological instruments administered were the Hayling Test, Trail Making Test...





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