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Neuropsychological consequences of right thalamic haemorrhage: Case study and review


Summers, MJ, Neuropsychological consequences of right thalamic haemorrhage: Case study and review, Brain and Cognition, 50, (1) pp. 129-138. ISSN 0278-2626 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0278-2626(02)00017-9


The neuropsychological performance of a right-handed man is examined following haemorrhage from the anterior sections of the right thalamus. A pattern of temporally graded retrograde amnesia, global anterograde amnesia, impaired short-term memory, behavioural changes, and severe executive deficits were identified. The deficits evident in this case are discussed in reference to existing neuropsychological literature regarding the consequences of thalamic infarction. It is proposed that damage to the anterior thalamic nuclei results in a frontal dysexecutive syndrome and that such a dysexecutive syndrome can explain the neuropsychological deficits observed in this case. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Biological psychology
Research Field:Behavioural neuroscience
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Summers, MJ (Dr Mathew Summers)
ID Code:24068
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2003-05-13

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