Cognitive and Affective Theory of Mind in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Parkinson’s Disease: Preliminary Evidence from the Italian Version of the Yoni Task

Davide Massaro, Antonella Marchetti, Federica Rossetto, Francesca Baglio, Margherita Alberoni, Raffaello Nemni, Simone Shamay-Tsoory

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to explore cognitive and affective dimensions of ToM using the computerized Yoni task in participants with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI=16), early stage of Parkinson’s Disease (PD=14), and healthy controls (HC=18) Results demonstrated that the Yoni task was effective in discriminating between groups in 1th order cognitive dimension (MCI<.05), and in 2nd order cognitive and affective dimensions (MCI<.05), highlighting a reduced ToM performance also in people with PD (MCI<.05). Thus, the Yoni task represents a sensitive tool for detecting different dimensions of ToM impairment, across different clinical conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-780
Number of pages17
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Volume43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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