Implicit awareness in anosognosia for hemiplegia: unconscious interference without conscious re-representation.

@article{Fotopoulou2010ImplicitAI,
  title={Implicit awareness in anosognosia for hemiplegia: unconscious interference without conscious re-representation.},
  author={Aikaterini Katerina Fotopoulou and Simone Pernigo and Rino Maeda and Anthony R Rudd and Michael A Kopelman},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={133 Pt 12},
  pages={3564-77}
}
Some patients with anosognosia for hemiplegia, i.e. apparent unawareness of hemiplegia, have been clinically observed to show 'tacit' or 'implicit' awareness of their deficits. Here we have experimentally examined whether implicit and explicit responses to the same deficit-related material can dissociate. Fourteen stroke patients with right hemisphere lesions and contralesional paralysis were tested for implicit and explicit responses to brief sentences with deficit-related themes. These… CONTINUE READING

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