Unawareness of disease following lesions of the right hemisphere: Anosognosia for hemiplegia and anosognosia for hemianopia

Edoardo Bisiach, Giuseppe Vallar, Daniela Perani, Costanza Papagno, Anna Berti

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Abstract

Unawareness of motor and visual-field defects was investigated in 97 right brain-damaged subjects. Both kinds of anosognosia were found to be double-dissociated from more elementary neurological disorders and from personal and extra-personal neglect. The relationships between anosognosia and unilateral neglect are discussed and allusion is made to the implications concerning the neurological organization of higher control functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-482
Number of pages12
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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