Neural mechanisms of embodiment: asomatognosia due to premotor cortex damage.

@article{Arzy2006NeuralMO,
  title={Neural mechanisms of embodiment: asomatognosia due to premotor cortex damage.},
  author={Shahar Arzy and Leila S. Overney and Th{\'e}odor Landis and Olaf Blanke},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 7},
  pages={
          1022-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with asomatognosia generally describe parts of their body as missing or disappeared from corporeal awareness. This disturbance is generally attributed to damage in the right posterior parietal cortex. However, recent neuroimaging and electrophysiological studies suggest that corporeal awareness and embodiment of body parts are instead linked to the premotor cortex of both hemispheres. PATIENT We describe a patient with asomatognosia of her left arm due to damage in the… CONTINUE READING
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