Jenkinson, PM, Edelstyn, NM, Preston, C and Ellis, SJ (2014) Anarchic hand with abnormal agency following right inferior parietal lobe damage: a case report. Neurocase, 21 (4). 471 -478. ISSN 1465-3656

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Anarchic hand syndrome (AHS) is characterized by goal-directed movements performed without volitional control (agency). Different AHS subtypes have been identified; however, few studies have examined the posterior subtype. We report a case of AHS following right-hemisphere parietal damage, with left-sided somatosensory and proprioceptive impairment. Agency was examined for nonanarchic (volitional) movements performed using the anarchic hand. The patient experienced abnormal agency for movements whether motor intention and visual feedback were congruent or incongruent, but not when intention was absent (passive movement). Findings suggest a general disturbance of veridical motor awareness and agency in this case of parietal AHS.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Neurocase on 5 June 2014, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: agency, anarchic hand, motor awareness, parietal lobe, adult, Alien Hand Syndrome, awareness, brain injuries, female, humans, psychomotor performance, somatosensory disorders, volition, young adult
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 10:25
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 09:42

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