Attention and anosognosia: The case of a jargonaphasic patient with unawareness of language deficit

Academic Article


  • Some patients with aphasia lack awareness of the language errors they make. We describe a man with undifferentiated jargon-aphasia and preserved auditory comprehension who was unaware of his speech production errors when he had to both speak and listen simultaneously. However, when listening to a recording of his speech, he could detect the speech errors he had made. We attribute this patient’s unawareness of his speech production errors to a reduced attentional capacity for simultaneous linguistic tasks. © 1995 American Academy of Neurology.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Neurology  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 8246549
  • Author List

  • Shuren JE; Hammond S; Maher LM; Rothi LJG; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 376
  • End Page

  • 378
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 2