Cognitive neuropsychology of alexithymia: implications for personality typology.

  title={Cognitive neuropsychology of alexithymia: implications for personality typology.},
  author={Bob Bermond and Harrie C. M. Vorst and Peter Paul Moormann},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychiatry},
  volume={11 3},
INTRODUCTION We examine the cognitive neuroscience of the five components of the alexithymia syndrome, and propose a classification of alexithymia types based on psychobiological traits. METHOD Literature review. RESULTS The following neural structures have been shown to be prominent in emotional function: right and left hemisphere, corpus callosum, anterior commissure, anterior cingulate, prefrontal cortex, amygdala, and insular cortex. The specific relevance of these structures to… CONTINUE READING


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