Scientific Conference – Joint meeting of the FESN (Federation of European Societies of Neuropsychology) and the GNP (German Society of Neuropsychology) from September 12-14, 2013 in Berlin, Germany

The FENS meetings are the most important conferences concerning Neuropsychology in Europe.

This year one of the major topics of lectures and symposia will be the integration of experimental approaches and clinical application in Neuropsychology.

The director of the NPSY-Lab.VR, dr. Valentina Moro, will be present with a speech concerning anosognosia titled “How many forms of anosognosia? Residual forms of awareness in anosognosia for hemiplegia”


Anosognosia for hemiplegia (AH) is characterized by a lack of awareness of motor disorders and appears associated with fronto-temporal-parietal damage. It is a specific syndrome which cannot be explained by concomitant neurological deficits such as sensory deafferentation, presence of contralesional spatial neglect, mental confusion or deficits in frontal lobe functions. In addition, it appears as an “inconsistent” syndrome, which may concern different aspects of deficits and be fluctuating in time.

In this complex frame, we will show the existence of “dissociations” in anosognosia and the existence of possible “residual” forms of awareness in AHP. The specific neuroanatomical correlates will be discussed as well.

Finally, the impact of these results in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitative training will be demonstrated by means of the results of specific experimental trainings.


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