Consequences of Right Hemisphere Lesions on Bodily Awareness and Control

  • Paolo Bartolomeo


This chapter provides an outline of several clinical conditions concerning abnormal awareness, control, or emotional reactions relative to the patient’s own body. Although links with the attention systems are less clear than for the disorders treated in the following chapters, all of these conditions are relatively specific to patients with right hemisphere damage.


Perceptual awareness Motor control Agency Ownership Awareness Emotion Body parts 


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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Bartolomeo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brain and Spine Institute Hôpital de la SalpêtrièreInstitut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyCatholic UniversityMilanItaly

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