Neuroanatomical correlates of cognitive self-appraisal in neurodegenerative disease

  title={Neuroanatomical correlates of cognitive self-appraisal in neurodegenerative disease},
  author={Howard J. Rosen and Oscar Alcantar and Johannes Rothlind and Virginia E Sturm and Joel H. Kramer and Michael Weiner and Bruce L. Miller},
  volume={49 4},
Self-appraisal is a critical cognitive function, which helps us to choose tasks based on an accurate assessment of our abilities. The neural mechanisms of self-appraisal are incompletely understood, although a growing body of literature suggests that several frontal and subcortical regions are important for self-related processing. Anosognosia, or lack of awareness of one's deficits, is common in neurodegenerative dementias, offering an important window onto the brain systems involved in self… CONTINUE READING
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