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ConfabulationViews from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy$
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William Hirstein

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199208913

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.001.0001

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Anosognosia for hemiplegia: A confabulatory state

Anosognosia for hemiplegia: A confabulatory state

(p.189) Chapter 9 Anosognosia for hemiplegia: A confabulatory state

Kenneth M. Heilman

Oxford University Press

One of the most dramatic forms of confabulation is anosognosia. In spite of having a profound neurological deficit, patients with this disorder tell the examiner that they have no problems. In addition, when patients with anosognosia are asked questions about their abilities and disabilities their answers might be confabulatory. This chapter explores why patients with hemispheric dysfunction might be unaware of their disabilities.

Keywords:   confabulation, confabulatory behaviour, hemispheric dysfunction, anosognosia, denial

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