Monthly Archives: March 2014

Applaud please

Clapping is very old, very common, and very tenacious — “a remarkably stable facet of human culture.” Babies do it, seemingly instinctually. The “applause sign” is evidenced by the “the three clap test”. This is a simple test, which shows … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa Syndrome

The Mona Lisa syndrome is the name given to the condition of the idiopathic peripheral facial palsy occurring in the third trimester of pregnancy or the postpartum period. Partial motor recovery due to wallerian regeneration and related synkinesis of the … Continue reading

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Somatoparaphrenia. Where did the true limb finish?

Somatoparaphrenia of the left body limbs, due to unilateral right hemisphere lesion, is the delusion that one’s own limb belongs to someone else. This condition inexorably disrupts the sense of ownership of his own limb and body. The patient feels … Continue reading

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Poststroke aggressiveness

Poststroke aggressiveness is very frequent but it is not a medical diagnosis. Moreover it corresponds to behavioral changes that are related to the emotion of anger. They associate variably with the anger trait, hostility, impulsivity, disruptiveness, confusion, agitation, anxiety, depression, … Continue reading

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Recognition of facial emotions

In this recently published paper (Calabrese P. et al, Eur Neurol. 2014 Feb 19;71(5-6):242-246) we present the history and the behavioral profile of 2 patients with brain abnormalities in the region of the left amygdaloidal complex. The findings of this study … Continue reading

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Prevention de la maladie d’Alzheimer

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Horton & Horner

Several neurophtalmic manifestations can occur with giant cell arteritis (GCA) or Horton disease. These are: blindness, transient or permanent ophthalmoplegia, internuclear ophtalmoplegia and the Horner’s syndrome. The association of GCA with Horner’s syndrome is a well known phenomenon but it is … Continue reading

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