Anosognosia during intracarotid barbiturate anesthesia: unawareness or amnesia for weakness.

@article{Adair1995AnosognosiaDI,
  title={Anosognosia during intracarotid barbiturate anesthesia: unawareness or amnesia for weakness.},
  author={John C. Adair and Robin L. Gilmore and Eileen B. Fennell and Michael Gold and Kenneth M Heilman},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1995},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={241-3}
}
Previous studies have demonstrated asymmetric hemispheric contributions to deficit awareness during hemisphere inactivation with intracarotid barbiturate infusion (Wada studies). These observations provide insight into the neuropsychological basis of anosognosia for hemiparesis (AHP), arguing against earlier explanations based upon psychological denial, global cognitive disturbance, or emotional indifference. Although prior Wada studies equated AHP after the procedure with AHP during the period… CONTINUE READING
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