|Title||Basal ganglia structures differentially contribute to verbal fluency: evidence from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected adults.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Thames, AD , Foley JM , Wright MJ , Panos SE , Ettenhofer M , Ramezani A , Streiff V , El-Saden S , Goodwin S , Bookheimer SY , Hinkin CH |
|Date Published||2012 Feb|
|Keywords||Basal Ganglia , Caudate Nucleus , Executive Function , Female , HIV Infections , Humans , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Male , Middle Aged , Neuropsychological Tests , Phonetics , Putamen , Semantics , Speech , Verbal Behavior |
The basal ganglia (BG) are involved in executive language functions (i.e., verbal fluency) through their connections with cortical structures. The caudate and putamen receive separate inputs from prefrontal and premotor cortices, and may differentially contribute to verbal fluency performance. We examined BG integrity in relation to lexico-semantic verbal fluency performance among older HIV infected adults.