The right insula contributes to memory awareness in cognitively diverse older adults

@article{Cosentino2015TheRI,
  title={The right insula contributes to memory awareness in cognitively diverse older adults},
  author={Stephanie A Cosentino and Adam M. Brickman and Erica Y. Griffith and Christian G. Habeck and Yaakov Stern},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={75},
  pages={163-169}
}
Unawareness of memory loss is a challenging characteristic of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other age-related neurodegenerative conditions at their earliest stages, adversely affecting important outcomes such as patient decision making and safety. The basis of this metacognitive disturbance has been elusive; however it is almost certainly determined in part by compromise to brain regions critical for self-assessment. The subjectivity of traditional measurements of self-awareness in dementia has… CONTINUE READING

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