Tiziana Mezzanato

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE The present study explored the possibility of predicting post-injury fitness to safe driving in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) (n = 66). METHODS AND PROCEDURE Sixteen different measures, derived from four domains (demo/biographic, medico-functional, neuropsychological, and psychosocial) were used as predictor(More)
Do conscious beliefs about the body affect defensive mechanisms within the body? To answer this question we took advantage from a monothematic delusion of bodily ownership, in which brain-damaged patients misidentify alien limbs as their own. We investigated whether the delusional belief that an alien hand is their own hand modulates a subcortical defensive(More)
BACKGROUND People with severe acquired brain injuries (ABIs) require complex, long-term multidisciplinary healthcare, and social welfare programmes, and their families experience social and emotional consequences that profoundly condition their quality of life. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the possibility of gaining access to local rehabilitation and(More)
Brain-damaged patients with anosognosia for hemiplegia deny their motor deficit and believe they can still move the paralyzed limb. Previous studies suggest that anosognosia can arise from intact motor intentionality and planning for the plegic hand. However, few studies focused on the relationship between this spared intentionality and perception. To(More)
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