Multidirectional transpositions suggesting pathologic approach behavior after frontal stroke

Michele Lepore, Massimiliano Conson, Dario Grossi, Luigi Trojano

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The authors report a patient with a right frontal stroke who, despite the ability to draw clocks accurately from memory, translocated numbers on the inferior half of the dial to the superior half when copying a clock. In further graphic and verbal clock reproduction tasks, transpositions were always directed toward the model but disappeared in a delayed copying task. These findings appear to reflect an intentional disorder characterized by pathologic approach behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1615-1617
Number of pages3
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - May 10 2005


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  • Neuroscience(all)

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