Cognition in multiple sclerosis: A review of neuropsychological and fMRI research

Helen M. Genova, James F. Sumowski, Nancy Chiaravalloti, Gerald T. Voelbel, John Deluca

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system affecting millions of people worldwide. In addition to the disabling physical symptoms of MS, roughly 65% of individuals with MS also experience significant cognitive dysfunction, especially in the domains of learning/memory, processing speed (PS) and working memory (WM). The purpose of this review is to examine major topics in research on cognitive dysfunction, as well as review recent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies focusing on cognitive dysfunction in MS. Additionally, directions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1730-1744
Number of pages15
JournalFrontiers in Bioscience
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Attention
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Cognitive fatigue
  • Episodic memory
  • Executive function
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Learning and memory
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Processing speed
  • Review
  • Visual perception
  • Working memory
  • fMRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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