Implicit learning deficit in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Evidence for a cerebellar cognitive impairment?

Stefano Vicari, Eugenio Maria Mercuri, Daniela Pia Rosaria Chieffo, Marika Pane, Roberta Battini, Sara Bulgheroni, Chiara Pecini, Simona Lucibello, Federica Moriconi, Giovanni Baranello, Giorgia Piccini, Sara Lenzi, Guja Astrea, Daria Riva, Giovanni Cioni, Paolo Alfieri

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Abstract

This study aimed at comparing implicit sequence learning in individuals affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy without intellectual disability and age-matched typically developing children. A modified version of the Serial Reaction Time task was administered to 32 Duchenne children and 37 controls of comparable chronological age. The Duchenne group showed a reduced rate of implicit learning even if in the absence of global intellectual disability. This finding provides further evidence of the involvement of specific aspects of cognitive function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and on its possible neurobiological substrate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)0191164-0191165
Number of pages2
JournalPLoS One
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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