Severe disturbance of higher cognition after bilateral frontal lobe ablation

  title={Severe disturbance of higher cognition after bilateral frontal lobe ablation},
  author={Paul J. Eslinger and Antonio R. Damasio},
  pages={1731 - 1731}
After bilateral ablation of orbital and lower mesial frontal cortices, a patient had profound changes of behavior that have remained stable for 8 years. Although he could not meet personal and professional responsibilities, his “measurable” intelligence was superior, and he was therefore considered a “malingerer.” Neurologic and neuropsychological examinations were otherwise intact. CT, MRI, and SPET revealed a localized lesion of the orbital and lower mesial frontal cortices. All other… 

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