The effect of Parkinson's disease on the ability to maintain a mental set.


Journal Article

In two experiments with an Odd-Man-Out choice discrimination task, Parkinsonian subjects had difficulty in alternating between two rules on successive trials. The pattern of errors suggested that the difficulty arises from an instability of cognitive set rather than any loss of reasoning ability, perseveration or increased distractibility.

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Cited Authors

  • Flowers, KA; Robertson, C

Published Date

  • June 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 517 - 529

PubMed ID

  • 4009189

Pubmed Central ID

  • 4009189

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-330X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3050

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/jnnp.48.6.517


  • eng