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Abstract #3039

Evidence on the association between executive functions and tractography-derived nodal properties in Parkinson's disease

Giacomo Tomezzoli1,2, Lisa Novello2, Francesca Saviola2, Stefano Tambalo2, Beatrice Federica Luciani2, Enrica Pierotti2, Céline Charroud 2, Alessandro Gober2, Francesca Giacomoni2, Pamela Narduzzi2, Claudia Meli2, Marika Falla2, Alessandra Dodich2, Luca Turella2, Costanza Papagno2, and Jorge Jovicich2
1DiPSCo, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy, 2CIMeC, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy

Executive functions (EFs) play a crucial role for intact cognitive functioning, and their decline in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients is associated with decreased quality of life. We investigated the relationship between tractography-derived nodal properties in 8 brain regions involved in cognitive sub-components of executive control and EFs performance. We found preliminary evidence that graph-theory-derived nodal properties reveal associations with executive scores. As part of an ongoing longitudinal project, this initial evidence suggests that nodal metrics might be useful for investigating relationships between structural-connectivity properties and cognitive profiles in Parkinson’s disease.

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