Deficits in saccadic eye movements differ between subtypes of patients with mild cognitive impairment

Kocoglu K., Hodgson T. L., Eraslan Boz H., AKDAL HALMAGYI G.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, vol.43, no.2, pp.187-198, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13803395.2021.1900077
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, AgeLine, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-198
  • Keywords: Mild cognitive impairment, cognition, executive function, eye movements, saccades
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is known to be heterogeneous in its cognitive features and course of progression. Whilst memory impairment is characteristic of amnestic MCI (aMCI), cognitive deficits other than memory can occur in both aMCI and non-amnestic MCI (naMCI) and accurate assessment of the subtypes of MCI is difficult for clinicians without the application of extensive neuropsychological testing. In this study, we examine metrics derived from recording of reflexive and voluntary saccadic eye movements as a potential alternative method for discriminating between subtypes and assessing cognitive functions in MCI.