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Alessia Tessari

Associate Professor

Dipartimento di Psicologia "Renzo Canestrari"

Academic discipline: M-PSI/01 General Psychology

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New Ideomotor Apraxia Test

STIMA - short Screening Test for Ideo-Motor Apraxia

Following the link below, you will find the video of a test for the assessment of ideomotor apraxia defined as a deficit in imitating gestures. The test is based on the cognitive models that propose the anatomo-functional distinction of the processes involved in action imitation (i.e., a semantic route for imitating known gestures, and a direct route for reproducing new, meaningless gestures; Rumiati & Tessari, 2002; Tessari et al., 2007). The test aims at identifying the imitative process that has been selectively impaired by brain damage, based on imitation of both the meaning of the gestures (i.e., known vs. new gestures) and the body segment involved in gesture execution (i.e., hand/limb vs. hand/fingers).

Tessari, A., Toraldo, A., Lunardelli, A., Zadini, A., & Rumiati, R. I. (2015). STIMA: a short screening test for ideo-motor apraxia, selective for action meaning and bodily district. Neurological Sciences, 36(6), 977-984.