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Transient involuntary mirror writing triggered by anxiety

Overview of attention for article published in Neurocase, October 2014
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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Title
Transient involuntary mirror writing triggered by anxiety
Published in
Neurocase, October 2014
DOI 10.1080/13554794.2014.969278
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Authors

Della Sala S, Calia C, De Caro MF, McIntosh RD, Sergio Della Sala, Clara Calia, Maria Fara De Caro, Robert D. McIntosh

Abstract

Mirror writing (MW) has mainly been observed in left-hemisphere-damaged patients writing with the left hand. This study evaluated the presence of MW in 24 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). We found that MW is not a typical feature of MCI. However, one woman (FC), mislabeled initially with MCI but in fact affected by anxiety, showed florid MW when writing with her left hand, which resolved as her anxiety receded. This case study supports anecdotal reports of MW triggered by anxiety, and the features of FC's performance indicate a motor rather than a perceptual basis for the phenomenon.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 33%
Professor 1 17%
Student > Postgraduate 1 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 17%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 3 50%
Neuroscience 2 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 17%

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