November 22, 2017

Disorders of Body-Awareness

Higher-order disorders of body-awareness, such as anosognosia for hemiplegia (Pia et al., 2004), somatoparaphrenia , and autotopagnosia  are frequently observed after lesions that involve the parietal lobes . In collaboration with Dr A Fotopolou (King’s College, London) we investigate the neurocognitive processes affected in disorders of body-awareness, as well as potential rehabilitative methods.

Related Publications

Fotopoulou A, Jenkinson PM, Tsakiris M, Haggard P, Rudd A & Kopelman, M. (2011) Mirror-view reverses somatoparaphrenia: Dissociation between First and Third Person Perspectives on Ownership. Neuropsychologia. 49(14):3946-55

Tsakiris M & Fotopoulou A (in press). Form the fact to the sense of agency. To appear in T Vierkant (Ed.) Decomposing the Will. Oxford University Press.

Fotopoulou A, Tsakiris M, Haggard P, Vagopoulou A, Rudd A, Kopelman M. (2008) The role of motor intention in motor awareness: an experimental study on anosognosia for hemiplegia. Brain, 131,3432-42.