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TitleFaux pas deficits in people with medial frontal lesions as related to impaired understanding of a speaker's mental state
 
AuthorsLee, TMC1
Ip, AKY1
Wang, K2
Xi, CH2
Hu, PP2
Mak, HKF1
Han, SH4
Chan, CCH3
 
KeywordsFaux pas
Frontal lesions
Medial frontal region
Mental state
Mentalizing
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/neuropsychologia
 
CitationNeuropsychologia, 2010, v. 48 n. 6, p. 1670-1676 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.02.012
 
AbstractThis study examined the nature of deficits in mentalizing, the ability to read the mental state of other people, as measured by a faux pas task in people with medial frontal lesions. A total of 56 Mandarin-speaking Chinese individuals participated (9 participants with medial frontal lesions, 12 participants with lateral frontal lesions, 5 participants with non-frontal lesions, and 30 healthy controls). The faux pas test ascertained the participants' ability to identify and understand a social faux pas, and to understand the mental states of the characters (the speaker and the recipient in a conversation with a social faux pas). Although the participants with medial frontal lesions performed less well than the other clinical participants and the control participants on all aspects of the faux pas test, the most significant deficit was observed in understanding mental states and hence inferring the speaker's intentions. The performance on the various aspects of decoding a social faux pas by people with medial frontal lesions suggests that the cognitive processes, and hence the respective neural correlates subserving these various processes, may be different. Our results add to existing literature and illustrate the very nature of deficits of mentalizing, measured by a faux pas test, experienced by people with medial frontal lesions. The data have also prompted that future behavioral and neuroimaging studies may be applied to further decode both the neural mechanisms and the cognitive variables affecting " mentalizing" © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
 
ISSN0028-3932
2013 Impact Factor: 3.451
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.424
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.02.012
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000278261900015
Funding AgencyGrant Number
University of Hong Kong
National Natural Science Foundation of China30828012
30670706
Funding Information:

This project was supported by the May Endowed Professorship of The University of Hong Kong and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (#30828012 and #30670706). We are indebted to Professor Donald T. Stuss for his helpful comments on the manuscript.

 
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dc.contributor.authorIp, AKY
 
dc.contributor.authorWang, K
 
dc.contributor.authorXi, CH
 
dc.contributor.authorHu, PP
 
dc.contributor.authorMak, HKF
 
dc.contributor.authorHan, SH
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, CCH
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:45:36Z
 
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dc.description.abstractThis study examined the nature of deficits in mentalizing, the ability to read the mental state of other people, as measured by a faux pas task in people with medial frontal lesions. A total of 56 Mandarin-speaking Chinese individuals participated (9 participants with medial frontal lesions, 12 participants with lateral frontal lesions, 5 participants with non-frontal lesions, and 30 healthy controls). The faux pas test ascertained the participants' ability to identify and understand a social faux pas, and to understand the mental states of the characters (the speaker and the recipient in a conversation with a social faux pas). Although the participants with medial frontal lesions performed less well than the other clinical participants and the control participants on all aspects of the faux pas test, the most significant deficit was observed in understanding mental states and hence inferring the speaker's intentions. The performance on the various aspects of decoding a social faux pas by people with medial frontal lesions suggests that the cognitive processes, and hence the respective neural correlates subserving these various processes, may be different. Our results add to existing literature and illustrate the very nature of deficits of mentalizing, measured by a faux pas test, experienced by people with medial frontal lesions. The data have also prompted that future behavioral and neuroimaging studies may be applied to further decode both the neural mechanisms and the cognitive variables affecting " mentalizing" © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
 
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dc.identifier.citationNeuropsychologia, 2010, v. 48 n. 6, p. 1670-1676 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.02.012
 
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
University of Hong Kong
National Natural Science Foundation of China30828012
30670706
Funding Information:

This project was supported by the May Endowed Professorship of The University of Hong Kong and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (#30828012 and #30670706). We are indebted to Professor Donald T. Stuss for his helpful comments on the manuscript.

 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.424
 
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dc.subjectFaux pas
 
dc.subjectFrontal lesions
 
dc.subjectMedial frontal region
 
dc.subjectMental state
 
dc.subjectMentalizing
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Anhui Medical University
  3. Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  4. Peking University