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    Review Anosognosia

    Overall Comment: PLEASE check this article with a native English speaker, or allow us to edit it.

    Specific Comments:

    End of first paragraph, take out the bracket before Prigatano.

    Same spot: Before going onto anosognosia for hemiplegia, I think a more general discussion on anosognosia is needed. For example, the ‘frontal’ explanations on anosognosia, the issue of reality monitoring etc

    Third paragraph: Please revise the last sentence. Its grammar is wrong and the words are not appropriate: e.g. it is not just patients ‘reports’ that need to be studied but their behavior more generally. Change the word ‘hints’ to ‘indications’ etc

    ‘Famous Cases and media:’ Although he did not have AHP, Fellini had hemispatial neglect and it would be interesting to mention him…

    ‘Symptoms’ First paragraph: beliefs such as the one held by the paralysed patient who claims he has moved their arm in front of the examiner has been termed by Feinberg ‘illusory movements’. I think it would useful to add this in this paragraph, as well as to clarify that this does not happen to all patients.

    Clarify the difference between asomatognosia and somatoparahrenia in the next paragraph.

    ‘Clinical Evaluation’ The content of this section derives mainly from Berti’s work. Please cite it as such.

    ‘Psychodynamic mechanism’ Your discussion of emotional factors in AHP is outdated. Please add recent work by Marcel et al., 2004; Vuillemeur, 2000/2004 and Nadrone et al., 2007.

    ‘Awareness of movement’ At the end of the section please describe a recent experiment directly testing and confirming your prediction: Fotopoulou, A. Tsakiris, M. & Haggard, P., Vagopoulou, A., Rudd, A. & Kopelman, M. (2009). The role of Motor Intention in Motor Awareness: An Experimental Study on Anosognosia For Hemiplegia, Brain, in press. Advanced Electronic Access available

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