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ANDRADE, Andreína Alexa da Silva  and  MAIA, Luis Alberto Coelho Rebelo. Results on the Luria-Nebraska neuropsychoogical testing in a portuguese heterosexual and homosexual sample. Cuad. neuropsicol. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.1, pp.70-86. ISSN 0718-4123.

This research has as main goal the study and analysis of a neuropsychological dimension group, namely the motor function, rhythm, tactile function, visual function, receptivity language, expressive language, writing, reading, arithmetic, memory and intellectual processes, in people from 18 to 25 years old, heterosexual and homosexual through the use of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. The aim was also to verify the differences concerning the psychopathological domain and gender. For this purpose, there were 30 Heterosexuals and 30 Homosexuals evaluated. Like this, the 60 individuals that took part in this research were evaluated through SCL-90, to understand if there were any psychopathological symptoms, and through the Luria-Nebraska interview, with the purpose to gather personal information that allow us to relate later with the neuropsychological performance. The second part consists in the use of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB) that evaluates the neuropsychological cerebral functions. The results suggest that Heterosexuals have a better neuropsychological performance than the Homosexuals, in a great part of the clinical scales. The differences were meaningful in relation to gender (Arithmetic scales and Intellectual Processes), as men had a better performance than women.

Keywords : Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery; Neuropsychology; Sexual orientation; Psychopathological domain.

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