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Long-term cognitive, psychosocial, and neurovascular complications of unilateral head and neck irradiation in young to middle-aged adults

Background: With a growing, younger population of head and neck cancer survivors, attention to long-term side-effects of prior, often radiotherapeutic, treatment is warranted. Therefore, we studied the long-term cognitive effects in young adult …

Prevalence of neurocognitive and perceived speech deficits in patients with head and neck cancer before treatment: Associations with demographic, behavioral, and disease-related factors

Background: Neurocognition and speech, relevant domains in head and neck cancer (HNC), may be affected pretreatment. However, the prevalence of pretreatment deficits and their possible concurrent predictors are poorly understood. Methods: Using an …

The electrophysiology of language production

In the past decade, the well-established psycholoinguistics tradition of behavioural measures to study language production has been increasingly complemented with electrophysiological investigations. As a direct measure of net neuronal activity, the …

Long-term auditory processing outcomes in early implanted young adults with cochlear implants: the MMN vs. P300 response

Long-term outcomes of early implanted, young adult cochlear implant (CI) users remain variable. We measured auditory discrimination by means of event-related potentials in this population to examine whether variability at the level of cortical …

Cognitive and speech functioning in HNC: baseline prevalence and possible causes

__Background.__   The impact of treatment for head and neck cancer (HNC) on speech and cognitive functioning is well studied. Moreover, recent research has identified speech and cognitive deficits in HNC patients already prior to treatment, but …

Speaking waves: neuronal oscillations in language production

Language production involves the retrieval of information from memory, the planning of an articulatory programme, and executive control and self-monitoring. These processes can be related to the domains of long-term memory, motor control, and …

Assessment of Neurocognitive Impairment and Speech Functioning Before Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

We documented cognitive and speech functioning before treatment in individuals with head and neck cancer in a prospective cohort study. Results indicated a high prevalence of speech and cognitive impairment. Patient-reported speech and cognitive function were associated with each other, whereas objective cognitive measures were not associated with patient-reported measures.