Alice Cronin-Golomb, PhD

Director, Vision & Cognition Laboratory
1979 BA, Wesleyan University
1984 PhD, California Institute of Technology
1985-1989 Postdoctoral, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include: (1) The relation between sensory function and cognitive function in neurodegenerative disease; in particular, visual cognition in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease; and (2) Neural circuitry of visuospatial function, especially in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Cronin-Golomb teaches courses in neuropsychology and in the psychology of aging.

Selected Publications

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Toner, C.K., Reese, B.E., Neargarder, S., Riedel, T.M., Gilmore, G.C., Cronin-Golomb, A. (in press). Vision-fair neuropsychological assessment in normal aging, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Psychology and Aging.

Seichepine, D.R., Neargarder, S., McCallum, M., Tabor, K., Riedel, T.M., Gilmore, G.C., Cronin-Golomb, A. (in press; availble online). Luminance affects age-related deficits in object detection: Implications for computerized psychological assessments. Psychology and Aging.

Laudate, T.M., Neargarder, S., Dunne, T.E., Sullivan, K.D., Joshi, P., Gilmore, G.C., Tatiana Riedel, T.M., Cronin-Golomb, A. (in press; available online). Bingo! Externally-supported performance intervention for deficient visual search in normal aging, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, special issue on “Cognitive and Motivational Mechanisms Compensating for the Limitations in Performance on Complex Cognitive Tasks across the Adult Life-Span. DOI:10.1080/13825585.2011.621930”

Amick, M.M., Miller, IN, Neargarder, S, Cronin-Golomb, A. (2012). Web-based assessment of visual and visuospatial symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Disease, 2011, Special issue: Neurobehavioral Disorders Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Volume 2012, Article ID 564812, 7 pages doi:10.1155/2012/564812 (ed. Crucian). [view abstract]

Hanna, K.K., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2012). Impact of anxiety on quality of life in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Disease, 2011, Special issue: Neuropsychiatry of PD. Volume 2012, Article ID 640707, 8 pages doi:10.1155/2012/640707. [view abstract]

Bogdonova, Y. & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2012) Neurocognitive correlates of apathy and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Disease, 2012. Special issue: Neuropsychiatry of PD. Article ID 793076, 9 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/793076. [view abstract]

Stavitsky, K., Cronin-Golomb, A. (2011). Sleep quality in Parkinson’s disease: An examination of clinical variables. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology , 24, 43-49. [view abstract]

Stavitsky, K., Neargarder, S., Bogdanova, Y., McNamara, P. Cronin-Golomb, A. (2011). Sleep and cognition in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Seichepine, D.R., Neargarder, S., Miller, I.N., Riedel, T.M., Gilmore, G.C., Cronin-Golomb, A. (2011). Relation of Parkinson’s disease subtypes to visual activities of daily living. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society , 17, 841–852. [view abstract]

Gross V.C., Caldwell-Harris C, Neargarder S., Cronin-Golomb, A. (2011). Evidence for superior encoding during memory testing in color-graphemic synesthetes. Perception , 40, 196-208.

Appleman, E.R., Stavitsky, K. & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2011). Relation of subjective quality of life to motor symptom profile in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Disease, 2011, Article ID 472830, 5 pages. doi:10.4061/2011/472830. [view abstract]

Miller, I.N. & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2010). Gender differences in Parkinson’s disease: Clinical characteristics and cognition. Movement Disorders , 25, 2695-2703. [view abstract]

Young, D.E., Wagenaar, R.C., Lin, C.-C., Chou, Y.-H., Davidsdottir, S., Saltzman, E., Cronin-Golomb, A. (2010). Visuospatial perception and navigation in Parkinson’s disease. Vision Research , 50, 2495-2504. [view abstract]

Cronin-Golomb, A. (2010). Parkinson’s disease as a disconnection syndrome. Neuropsychology Review , 20,(2), 191-208. [view abstract]

Clark, U.S., Neargarder, S., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2010). Visual exploration of emotional facial expressions in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 48,(7), 1901-1913. [view abstract]

Stavitsky, K., Saurman, J.L, McNamara, P., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2010). Sleep in Parkinson’s disease: a comparison of actigraphy and subjective measures. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 16,(4), 280-283. [view abstract]

Bogdanova, Y., Díaz-Santos, M., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2010). Neurocognitive correlates of alexithymia in asymptomatic individuals with HIV. Neuropsychologia, 48,(5), 1295-1304. [view abstract]

Chou, Y.H., Wagenaar, R.C., Saltzman, E., Giphart, J.E., Young, D., Davidsdottir, R., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2009). Effects of optic flow speed and lateral flow asymmetry on locomotion in younger and older adults: a virtual reality study. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 64,(2), 222-231. [view abstract]

Schendan, H.E., Amick, M.M., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2009). Role of a lateralized parietal-basal ganglia circuit in hierarchical pattern perception: Evidence from Parkinson’s disease. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123,(1), 125-136. [view abstract]

Davidsdottir, S., Wagenaar, R., Young, D., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2008). Impact of optic flow perception and egocentric coordinates on veering in Parkinson’s disease. Brain, 131(11), 2882-2893. [view abstract]

Stavitsky, K., McNamara, P., Durso, R., Harris, E., Auerbach, S., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2008). Hallucinations, dreaming, and frequent dozing in Parkinson disease: impact of right-hemisphere neural networks. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 21(3), 143-149. [view abstract]

Bogdanova, Y., Neargarder, S., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2008). Mapping mental number line in physical space: vertical and horizontal visual number line orientation in asymptomatic individuals with HIV. Neuropsychologia, 46(12), 2914-2923. [view abstract]

Clark, U.S., Neargarder, S., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2008). Specific impairments in the recognition of emotional facial expressions in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 46(9), 2300-2309. [view abstract]

Olesen, P.J., Schendan, H.E., Amick, M.M., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2007). HIV infection affects parietal-dependent spatial cognition: evidence from mental rotation and hierarchical pattern perception. Behavioral Neuroscience, 121(6), 1163-1173. [view abstract]

Cronin-Golomb, A., Gilmore, G. C., Neargarder, S. A., Morrison, S. R., & Laudate, T.M. (2007). Enhanced stimulus strength improves visual cognition in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Cortex, 43, 952-966. [view abstract]

Cronin-Golomb, A., Panizzon, M.S., Lyons, M.J., Franz, C.E., Grant, M.D., Jacobson, K.C., Eisen, S.A., Laudate, T.M., & Kremen, W.S. (2007). Genetic influence on contrast sensitivity in middle-aged male twins. Vision Research, 47(16), 2179-86. [view abstract]

Dirksen, C. L., Howard, J. A., Cronin-Golomb, A., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2006). Patterns of prefrontal dysfunction in alcoholics with and without Korsakoff ’s syndrome, patients with Parkinson’s disease, and patients with rupture and repair of the anterior communicating artery. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2(3), 327-339.

Amick, M.M., Schendan, H.E., Ganis, G., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2006). Frontostriatal circuits are necessary for visuomotor transformation: Mental rotation in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 44(3), 339-349. [view abstract]

Wong, B., Cronin-Golomb, A., & Neargarder, S. A. (2005). Patterns of visual scanning as predictors of emotion identification in normal aging. Neuropsychology, 19(6), 739-749. [view abstract]

Neargarder, S.A., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2005). Characteristics of visual target influence detection of change in naturalistic scenes in Alzheimer’s disease. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 18, 151-158. [view abstract]

Davidsdottir, S., Cronin-Golomb, A., & Lee, A. (2005). Visual and spatial symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. Vision Research, 45(10), 1285-1296. [view abstract]

Gilmore, G. C., Cronin-Golomb, A., Neargarder, S. A., & Morrison, S. R. (2005). Enhanced stimulus contrast normalizes visual processing of rapidly presented letters in Alzheimer’s disease. Vision Research, 45(8), 1013-1020. [view abstract]

Cronin-Golomb, A. (2004). Heterogeneity of visual symptom presentation in Alzheimer’s disease. In: Vision in Alzheimer’s disease. Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology. A. Cronin-Golomb and P.R. Hof (Eds.). Basel: Karger Press, Vol. 34, pp. 96-111. ISBN: 3-8055-7757-5.

Dunne, T. E., Neargarder, S. A., Cipolloni, P. B., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2004). Visual contrast enhances food and liquid intake in advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical Nutrition, 23(4), 533-538. [view abstract]

Amick, M. M., Cronin-Golomb, A., & Gilmore, G.C. (2003). Visual processing of rapidly presented stimuli is normalized in Parkinson’s disease when proximal stimulus strength is enhanced. Vision Research, 43, 2827-2835. [view abstract]

Scepkowski, L.A., & Cronin-Golomb A. (2003). The alien hand: cases, categorizations, and anatomical correlates. Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews, 2 (4), 261-277. [view abstract]

Fortier, C. B., Disterhoft, J.F., Capozzi, S., Kilduff, P., Cronin-Golomb, A., & McGinchley, R.E. (2003). Conditional discrimination learning in patients with bilateral medial temporal lobe amnesia. Behavioral Neuroscience, 117(6), 1181-1195. [view abstract]

Cronin-Golomb, A. & Gilmore, G.C. (2003). Visual factors in cognitive dysfunction and enhancement in Alzheimer’s disease. In: Visual Information Processing, S. A. Soraci and K. Murata-Soraci (Eds.) Westport CT: Praeger, pp. 3-34. ISBN: 1-56750-685-2.

Neargarder, S. A., Stone, E. R., Cronin-Golomb, A., & Oross, S. III (2003). The impact of acuity on performance of four clinical measures of contrast sensitivity in Alzheimer’s disease. The Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 58B(1), P54-P62. [view abstract]

Shuwairi, S.M., Cronin-Golomb, A., McCarley, R.W., & O’Donnell, B.F. (2002). Color discrimination in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 55(1-2), 197-204. [view abstract]

Cronin-Golomb, A., & Amick, M (2001). Spatial abilities in aging, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. In: Handbook of Neuropsychology, 2nd edition, Vol. 6. F. Boller and S. Cappa (Eds.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 119-143. ISBN: 0444503633 (hardcover) and 0444503722 (softcover).

Cronin-Golomb, A. (2001). Color vision, object recognition and spatial localization in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. In: Functional Neurobiology of Aging, P.R. Hof and C.V. Mobbs (Eds.) San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 517-529. ISBN: 012351830X .

Levisohn, L., Cronin-Golomb, A., & Schmahmann, J.D. (2000). Neuropsychological consequences of cerebellar tumor resection in children: Cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome in a pediatric population. Brain, 123, 1041-1050. [view abstract]

Cronin-Golomb, A., Cronin-Golomb, M., Dunne, T., Brown, A., Jain, K., Cipolloni, P.B., & Auerbach, S.H. (2000). Facial frequency manipulation normalizes face discrimination in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology, 54, 2316-2318. [view abstract]