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Benchmark- Article Review 1Benchmark- Article Review Kyla Hawkins PSY-420Professor Shaw May 31st, 2020
Benchmark- Article Review 2IntroductionFluid intelligence is defined as “reasoning ability, and the ability to generate, transform, and manipulate different types of novel information in real time” (Zaval, L., Johnson, E. J., Weber, E. U, 2015). Fluid intelligence starts to decline during late adulthood around the age pf 30-40. This is when Parkinson’s disease can start slowly progressing throughout the years. Parkinson’s is a “neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra” (Elkouzi, (n.d)). The signs of Parkinson’s usually deal with motor skills; however, it affects non-motor skills as well. The symptoms include apathy, depression, constipation, sleep behavior disorders, loss of sense of smell and cognitive impairment (Elkouzi, (n.d)). This essay is looking into a peer-reviewed article. First, we will look into the major findings and conclusions the paper offers. Second, we will see how this paper findings will be used and applied to the field of psychology. Third, we will look into the methods and participants they used to conduct this study. And lastly, we will see how this study has strengths but also limitations. Looking into this paper will help see if there is a connection between fluid intelligence and Parkinson’s disease. Major Findings/Conclusions This article shows how fluid intelligence affects patients with Parkinson’s disease in the front lobal (Roca et al., 2012). Verbal fluency shown no deficits were present when fluid intelligence was given. However, when participants were presented with tasks that included

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