Social conceptual impairments in frontotemporal lobar degeneration with right anterior temporal hypometabolism.

@article{Zahn2009SocialCI,
  title={Social conceptual impairments in frontotemporal lobar degeneration with right anterior temporal hypometabolism.},
  author={Roland Zahn and Jorge Moll and Vijeth Iyengar and Edward D. Huey and Michael Tierney and Frank Krueger and Jordan Grafman},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={132 Pt 3},
  pages={604-16}
}
Inappropriate social behaviours are early and distinctive symptoms of the temporal and frontal variants of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Knowledge of social behaviour is essential for appropriate social conduct. It is unknown, however, in what way this knowledge is degraded in FTLD. In a recent functional MRI study, we have identified a right-lateralized superior anterior temporal lobe (aTL) region showing selective activation for 'social concepts' (i.e. concepts describing social… CONTINUE READING
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