Implicit emotional awareness in frontotemporal dementia

Agustín Ibáñez, María Marcela Velásquez, Miguel Martorell Caro, Facundo Manes*

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    The preserved “implicit awareness” in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) presenting anosognosia has opened a new branch of research regarding explicit-implicit integration. The behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), contrary to AD, would present impaired anosognosia-related implicit awareness due to a dysfunctional implicit integration of contextual information caused by an abnormal fronto-insular-temporal network. Loss of insight and anosognosia are pervasive in bvFTD, but no reports have assessed the implicit emotional awareness in this condition. We emphasize the need to investigate and extend our knowledge of implicit contextual integration impairments and their relation with anosognosia in bvFTD vs AD.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)204-206
    Number of pages3
    JournalCognitive Neuroscience
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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