The speed of information processing is one of the most reliable indices of cognitive efficiency. The most common way to evaluate this ability is to assess reaction times (RTs). The technical limitations of previous tasks, aimed at measuring RT, have motivated us to develop a new battery for their evaluation. The aim of this study is to build an open-source, open-access reaction time test (OORTT), which has the following characteristics: rapid and easy administration, robust Italian normative data based on a wide age range, a simple scoring system, compatibility with all operating systems, no license or activation costs, and based on an open-source software platform. The battery is composed of three tasks: simple reaction times (SRT), Go/No-Go (GNG) condition, and four-position reaction times (4PRT). The battery was administered to 300 healthy participants aged between 14 and 89, and 3 groups of patients: 24 right brain-damaged; 21 left brain-damaged, and 19 degenerative cognitively impaired. We have developed specific norms for each task of the test battery: SRT, GNG, and 4PRT. Compared with healthy individuals, all groups obtained lower scores. More specifically, cognitively impaired patients obtained significantly longer RTs than healthy participants as well as unilateral brain-damaged patients. In the 4PRT task, right brain-damaged patients obtained a significantly left > right difference in RTs. In conclusion, the OORTT test battery proved to be a valuable tool which can be used in the clinical environment for cases of different attentional deficits after focal or degenerative brain damage.
Rigoli, M., Facchin, A., Cardile, D., Beschin, N., & Luzzatti, C. (2021). Open-source open-access reaction time test (OORTT): an easy tool to assess reaction times. NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 42, 2461-2469.
|Citazione:||Rigoli, M., Facchin, A., Cardile, D., Beschin, N., & Luzzatti, C. (2021). Open-source open-access reaction time test (OORTT): an easy tool to assess reaction times. NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 42, 2461-2469.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Open-source open-access reaction time test (OORTT): an easy tool to assess reaction times|
|Autori:||Rigoli, M; Facchin, A; Cardile, D; Beschin, N; Luzzatti, C|
FACCHIN, ALESSIO PIETRO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10072-020-04839-y|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|