Massive impairment in executive functions with partial preservation of other cognitive functions: the case of a young patient with severe degeneration of the prefrontal cortex

@article{Markowitsch2000MassiveII,
  title={Massive impairment in executive functions with partial preservation of other cognitive functions: the case of a young patient with severe degeneration of the prefrontal cortex},
  author={Hans Joachim Markowitsch and Jonathan Kessler},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={133},
  pages={94-102}
}
Historical bases for the special role of the prefrontal cortex are outlined and the case of a 27-year-old woman with massive bilateral prefrontal damage of unknown etiology is then described. Frontal lobe degeneration was repeatedly examined with magnetic resonance imaging and fluoro-deoxy-D-glucose -positron emission tomography and was found to include… CONTINUE READING