Low scores on the Benton Facial Recognition Test associated with vertebrobasilar insufficiency

Kocer A., Kocer E., Besir H., Dikici S., Domac F., Ercan N.

MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, vol.80, no.5, pp.527-529, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mehy.2013.02.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.527-529


Background: Decreased posterior cerebral circulation has been observed in patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI). Reduced cerebral perfusion may have an impact on mental performance as measured by the Benton Facial Recognition Test (BFRT). We evaluated the usefulness of BFRT in identifying cognitive decline in patients with VBI by correlating test performance with total blood flow in the vertebrobasilar system and other variables such as educational level and gender.