Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Impersistence

  • Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-HaynerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1899

Definition

Impersistence is defined as a transitory existence or occurrence lasting only a short time. Impersistence is used with motor skill where motor impersistence is characterized by the inability to sustain a movement. The term is also used in memory when one is unable to correctly recall a recorded memory or thought. This term can be used for numerous areas such as task impersistence as being the inability to consistently complete a task. Motor impersistence is commonly assessed in neurodegenerative and some psychological disorders as well as stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions.

Cross-References

References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA