Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Current impact factor: 2.08

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 2.083
2013 Impact Factor 2.158
2012 Impact Factor 1.862
2011 Impact Factor 2.133
2010 Impact Factor 1.805
2009 Impact Factor 1.885
2008 Impact Factor 2.184
2007 Impact Factor 1.691
2006 Impact Factor 1.59
2005 Impact Factor 1.689
2004 Impact Factor 1.367
2003 Impact Factor 1.273
2002 Impact Factor 1.333
2001 Impact Factor 1.014
2000 Impact Factor 1.067
1999 Impact Factor 1.265
1998 Impact Factor 1.367
1997 Impact Factor 1.317
1996 Impact Factor 1.201
1995 Impact Factor 1.585
1994 Impact Factor 2.156
1993 Impact Factor 2.821
1992 Impact Factor 1.814

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.48
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.24
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.78
Other titles Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology (Online)
ISSN 1744-411X
OCLC 42679018
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: Previous research has suggested that a significant minority of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) exhibit asymmetric cognitive profiles (greater verbal than visuospatial impairment or vice versa) and that these patient subgroups may differ in demographic and other characteristics. Prior studies have been relatively small, and this investigation sought to examine correlates of asymmetry in a large patient sample (N = 438). Patients were classified into the following cognitive profile groups: low verbal, symmetric, and low visuospatial. Consistent with past research, 28.3% of participants were classified as having asymmetric cognitive profiles, with more participants in the low visuospatial subgroup. Low visuospatial participants were younger than members of the other subgroups, and low verbal participants performed worse on a measure estimating premorbid verbal intelligence. Findings regarding apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ε4 genotype were equivocal, although results provided some evidence for an effect of the ɛ4 allele on cognitive asymmetry. These results suggest systematic differences between neuropsychological asymmetry profiles that support the possibility of distinct subgroups of the disease.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease characterized by lesion-induced white matter deterioration. Brain atrophy and damage to normal appearing white matter (NAWM) and normal appearing gray matter (NAGM) have also been identified as consequences of MS. Neuroimaging has played an integral role in investigating the effects of white and gray matter damage across the three primary clinical phenotypes of the disease-primary progressive (PPMS), relapsing remitting (RRMS), and secondary progressive (SPMS) MS. Both conventional (e.g., T1-weighted imaged) and nonconventional (e.g., diffusion tensor imaging) neuroimaging methods have yielded important information regarding the structural integrity of the brain during the course of the disease. Moreover, it has provided the opportunity to explore the relationship between structural brain indices and cognitive functioning, such as executive functioning, in MS. In this paper, we provide a brief overview of executive functioning in MS, a general review of how structural damage presents in MS by way of sclerotic lesions, atrophy, and microstructural white matter damage, and, finally, how structural brain damage relates to executive dysfunction.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: Previously we demonstrated sex differences in episodic memory in healthy elderly and suggested that normative data be separated by sex. The present study extended the exploration of sex differences on memory measures into two clinical populations, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Seventy-six subjects with MCI and 101 subjects with AD diagnosed by a multidisciplinary team were included. These two groups were also compared to a group of 177 healthy elderly control participants. Sex differences on the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT; total and delayed recall) raw scores and Brief Visuospatial Memory Test-Revised (BVMT-R) were demonstrated within the healthy but not the MCI or AD groups. Calculating z scores by sex for both dementing groups based on the healthy controls suggested a larger performance gap between healthy and dementing women than between healthy and dementing men. MCI females were on average 0.48 standard deviations lower for total verbal learning compared to healthy female controls than were MCI males when compared to healthy male controls. For verbal delayed recall the gap was even larger (SD = 1.09). Similarly, on the BVMT-R, a measure of visual memory, the difference was 0.60 standard deviations for total visual learning and 0.99 standard deviations for delayed recall. This same sex difference, with females showing greater impairment compared to the controls group than did the males, was also present within the AD group. The greater memory impairment in dementing females rather than males when compared to sex-matched healthy controls was unlikely to be due to more severe illness since females performed equivalently to males on the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale, Mini-Mental Status Examination, and Dementia Rating Scale, and were also similar for age, education, and apolipoprotein status. The present study suggested relatively greater memory impairment in females with MCI or AD than in controls.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: The study aimed to compare the profile of very mild and mild dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) patients with disease duration up to 5 years in order to find markers for faster progression in this early stage. Method: We investigated 45 DLB patients with disease duration up to 5 years and 22 normal controls. DLB patients were divided into two subgroups on the basis of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE): very mild and mild. Results: Compared to normal controls, very mild DLB patients show significant deficits on tests for attention/executive functions, language, visuospatial/constructional abilities, and retrieval of the episodic memory. In addition, mild DLB (mDLB) patients show a significantly lower score on recall and recognition of the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT), Trail Making Test Part B (TMT-B), Stroop test, verbal fluency, and Clock Drawing Test than did very mild DLB (vmDLB) patients. Patients with mDLB also have more visual hallucinations, but not significant motor differences compared to vmDLB. Conclusions: In the present work we found that faster progression to the mild DLB stage in the first few years of the disease is mainly related to deterioration of memory, attention/executive functions, and visuospatial abilities, as well as an increased frequency of visual hallucinations.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: This study aimed to validate a new observational measure of socially disinhibited behavior for use in a population of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Method: Participants were twenty-two adults with severe TBI (mean age = 50.45 years) and 21 healthy comparison participants (mean age = 45.29 years). Ratings of observed social disinhibition were correlated with the disinhibition domain scores of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Disinhibition (NPI-D) and with Sydney Psychosocial Reintegration Scale (SPRS) scores. A regression analysis was undertaken to determine whether formal measures of disinhibition could predict observed disinhibition. Results: The interrater absolute agreement for the social disinhibition ratings was good, intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) = .69. Participants with TBI were rated as significantly more disinhibited than comparison participants, t(25.05) = -2.07, p = .049. The ratings were positively correlated with the NPI frequency score (r = .45, p = .038) and distress score (r = .45, p = .035). The ratings were not related to change in employment or in interpersonal relationships on the SPRS, and formal measures of disinhibition were unable to predict observed social disinhibition. Conclusions: This study demonstrates good interrater reliability and construct validity of the observational measure. The results evidence the usefulness of this measure and the NPI-D for detecting social disinhibition after TBI.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: Rey's Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) is a widely used neuropsychological test to assess episodic memory. In the present study we sought to establish normative and discriminative validity data for the RAVLT in the elderly population using previously adapted learning lists for the Greek adult population. We administered the test to 258 cognitively healthy elderly participants, aged 60-89 years, and two patient groups (192 with amnestic mild cognitive impairment, aMCI, and 65 with Alzheimer's disease, AD). From the statistical analyses, we found that age and education contributed significantly to most trials of the RAVLT, whereas the influence of gender was not significant. Younger elderly participants with higher education outperformed the older elderly with lower education levels. Moreover, both clinical groups performed significantly worse on most RAVLT trials and composite measures than matched cognitively healthy controls. Furthermore, the AD group performed more poorly than the aMCI group on most RAVLT variables. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to examine the utility of the RAVLT trials to discriminate cognitively healthy controls from aMCI and AD patients. Area under the curve (AUC), an index of effect size, showed that most of the RAVLT measures (individual and composite) included in this study adequately differentiated between the performance of healthy elders and aMCI/AD patients. We also provide cutoff scores in discriminating cognitively healthy controls from aMCI and AD patients, based on the sensitivity and specificity of the prescribed scores. Moreover, we present age- and education-specific normative data for individual and composite scores for the Greek adapted RAVLT in elderly subjects aged between 60 and 89 years for use in clinical and research settings.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: Confabulation is often observed in amnesic patients after brain damage. However, evidence regarding the relationship between confabulation and other neuropsychological functions is scarce. In addition, previous studies have proposed two possibilities of the relationship between confabulation and false memory, in which patients with confabulation are likely to retrieve false memories, or confabulations are relatively independent of false memories. The present study investigated how confabulation is related to various cognitive functions, including orientation, attention, frontal lobe function, memory, and mental status, and to false memories, as assessed by the Deese-Roediger-Mcdermott (DRM) paradigm. Patients with organic amnesia participated, and confabulations were evaluated using the Confabulation Battery. Amnestic patients were classified into two groups: confabulating (CP) and nonconfabulating patients (NCP). The CP group was significantly impaired in time orientation, attention, and verbal memory, compared to the NCP group and age-matched healthy controls (HC). Results of the DRM paradigm revealed no significant difference in false memory retrieval induced by critical lures across CP, NCP, and HC groups. Confabulating responses in organic amnesia could be in part induced by disturbance of time consciousness and attention control in severe impairment of verbal memories, and confabulation and false memory could be modulated by different cognitive systems.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: The present study sought to characterize and predict the recognition of emotional stimuli (presented in a visual or auditory modality) by patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Fifty TLE patients and 50 matched controls performed two emotion recognition tasks (emotional faces and emotional bursts). Neutral stimuli were also presented, and emotional biases were monitored by analyzing errors. Demographic, cognitive, psychobehavioral and (in TLE patients only) clinical and quality of life data were also recorded. Compared with controls, TLE patients were impaired in the recognition of fear expressions in both visual and auditory modality tasks. However, impairments in the two channels were not always concomitant on the individual level. In the visual modality, recognition of disgust and neutral expressions was significantly worse in TLE patients. In the auditory modality, nonsignificant trends toward poor recognition of disgust and neutral expressions were observed. Negative biases were noted in TLE patients; expressions of fear (faces and bursts) were more frequently misinterpreted as disgust, and neutral facial expressions were more frequently misinterpreted as sadness. Impairments in the recognition of facial fear were less pronounced in left TLE patients who (according to structural magnetic resonance imaging, MRI) did not have any brain lesions. In TLE patients, low levels of social support (a quality of life parameter) were associated with worse recognition of facial disgust, and higher levels of apathy were associated with better recognition of neutral faces. TLE patients are impaired in some aspects of emotion recognition with both visual and auditory stimuli, although the differential impact of TLE on these modalities requires further research. These emotional impairments are related to quality of life and psychobehavioral parameters.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetic, neurodegenerative disease that affects cognitive, psychiatric and motor functioning. Frontal subcortical circuits are impacted by disease pathology, resulting in frontally mediated behavioral dysfunction. The purpose of this study was (a) to examine the relationship between both patient and informant reports of frontally mediated behaviors and disease progression and (b) to determine rate of agreement between patient and informant reports of these behaviors in relation to disease progression. Twenty-six HD patients and their informants participated in the study at the University of South Florida. Patient-informant pairs completed the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe) Self and Family ratings forms, respectively. UHDRS (Unified Huntington's Disease Rating Scale) motor scores were obtained from medical records as an index of disease progression. Only informant report of frontally mediated behaviors of apathy, disinhibition, and executive dysfunction was related to neurological examination results. On average, ratings by patients with less severe motor symptoms were comparable to informant ratings, suggesting intact awareness of deficits. In contrast, ratings of patients with more severe motor symptoms were discrepant from informant data, with informants providing more severe ratings than patients. HD patients may show intact awareness of frontally mediated behaviors in less severe stages but become increasingly unaware in more severe stages of the disease. This underscores the importance of clinical decisions regarding patient versus informant report at various stages of the disease.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) refers to the entire spectrum of cognitive dysfunction attributable to vascular changes in the brain. The objective of this study is to evaluate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) correlates of performance on the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke-Canadian Stroke Network (NINDS-CSN) VCI neuropsychology protocols. Fifty ischemic stroke patients and 50 normal elderly persons completed the VCI protocols and MRI. Relationships between the four cognitive domains (executive/activation, language, visuospatial, and memory) and three protocol (60-, 30-, and 5-min) summary scores with MRI measures of volumes of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and global brain and hippocampal atrophy were assessed using linear regression. All cognitive domain scores were associated with WMH volume and, with the exception of language domain, with global atrophy. Additional relationships were found between executive/activation and language domains with left hippocampal volume, visuospatial domain with right hippocampal volume, and memory domain with bilateral hippocampal volumes. All protocol summary scores showed comparable relationships with WMH and hippocampal volumes, with additional relationships found between the 60- and 30-min protocols with global brain volume. Performance on the NINDS-CSN VCI protocols reflects underlying volumetric brain changes implicated in cognitive dysfunctions in VCI.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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    ABSTRACT: The tendency to reproduce figures close to or superimposed on the model in copying tasks, the so-called Closing-in (CI) phenomenon, has been rarely reported in individuals affected by Parkinson's disease and associated dementia (PD-D). We aimed to comprehend the genesis of CI in PD-D individuals by assessing whether reduction of attention/executive resources can increase the tendency to deviate toward the model. Thirty PD-D individuals underwent a neuropsychological evaluation exploring visuo-spatial, visuo-constructional, executive and memory abilities. An experimental copying task was employed in single and in two dual task conditions to assess whether a (verbal) cognitive load can increase CI in these individuals, compared with a matched sample of healthy adults. CI occurred in 19/30 (63.3%) PD-D individuals: 4 of them produced copies close to the model (near-CI), whereas 15 individuals also superimposed their copies on the model (adherent-CI) besides showing near-CI. Presence of CI in PD-D individuals was significantly correlated with executive dysfunction but not with general cognitive impairment. In the experimental copying task the tendency to deviate toward the model was strongly correlated with executive dysfunction, and significantly increased when PD-D individuals were engaged in dual-task compared with single task conditions. Some individuals attempted to counteract CI, but this trend significantly decreased in dual-task compared with the single task conditions. In healthy adults the drift toward the model was significantly smaller than in PD-D individuals; in dual-task conditions healthy adults only showed a significant decrease in their ability to compensate for this drift. In PD-D individuals the tendency to deviate toward a salient model is strongly enhanced by a concurrent cognitive load. Such preliminary findings would suggest a relationship between reduction of executive attentional resources and the genesis of CI in PD-D individuals.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology