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2012 | XVII | 2 | 260-275
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Aktywność mózgu podczas wykonywania testu Stroopa u osób z depresją w przebiegu choroby afektywnej jedno- i dwubiegunowej – przegląd wyników badań neuroobrazowych

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Brain activity during Stroop test performance among unipolar and bipolar depressive patients – neuroimaging results review
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The article is a review of neuroimaging studies performed during the Stroop paradigm based tasks among individuals suffering from unipolar and bipolar depression. The aim of the article is to highlight the validity od Stroop paradigm in neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric diagnosis of depressin, used as a tool for assessing cognitive functioning, but also claryfying the etiopathology of depressive disorders. The first of the article is a review of previous reports, describing resting brain activity abnormalities in affective disorders called neurocorrelates of depression. Then the most common cognitive dysfunctions represented by unipolar and bipolar patents will be discussed brefly and the impact of these dysfuctionts on Stroop test performance. In the last two parts of the article you can find a review of neuroimaging studies during Stroop task performance among healthy individuals and also the comparisons of brain activity during the Stroop interference effect in the group of healthy and depressive subjects. Different brain activity during stroop task among patients suffering from depression comaring with healthy individuals and some differences in brain pattern during the same cognitive task among unipolar and bipolar individuals may indicate the validity of Stroop test in neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric diagnosis.
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  • Katedra i Zakład Neuropsychologii Klinicznej UMK, Collegium Medicum w Bydgoszczy Nicolaus Copernicus University L. Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz
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