A note on spatial-motor deficits in patients with Huntington's Disease: A test of a hypothesis

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Abstract

It has been previously demonstrated that the caudate nucleus plays a role in a system for ego-centric spatial localization. It was hypothesized that the caudate would also be involved in the compensation for self-produced movement required by such a system. A direct test of this hypothesis revealed that patients with Huntington's Disease, which affects the caudate nucleus, were impaired in a task embodying this compensation function but were unimpaired in other equally difficult spatial-motor tasks not involving this function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1971

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