Novel cognitive insights from the first year after bi-thalamic infarct

Baird, Amee and Robinson, Gail A (2018) Novel cognitive insights from the first year after bi-thalamic infarct. Neurocase, 24 1: 1-6. doi:10.1080/13554794.2018.1444779

Author Baird, Amee
Robinson, Gail A
Title Novel cognitive insights from the first year after bi-thalamic infarct
Journal name Neurocase   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3656
Publication date 2018-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13554794.2018.1444779
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
2728 Clinical Neurology
Abstract Neuropsychological consequences of bi-thalamic damage are scarcely known. This case study documents cognitive (in particular memory and executive) functioning in a man with a medial bi-thalamic infarct in the first year (8 and 12 months) post injury. NG showed persistent memory (including autobiographical) impairment, but improved executive functions at one year post injury. On a response inhibition task his speed of response improved but his ability to inhibit a "prepotent" automatic response declined, corresponding to an increase in behavioral disinhibition. Despite this, he showed intact performances on several social cognition tasks. This case contributes to our understanding of the role of the thalamus in mediating retrograde memory, executive, and social cognition functions.
Keyword Thalamus
autobiographical memory
bi-thalamic infract
social cognition
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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