confabulacion -confabulation

Confabulations (Vol. II): theoretical models


Confabulations can be defined as false memories due to a retrieval problem, where the patient is unaware that he/she is confabulating and has the belief that the memory is true[1]. In a previous post, the classification,…

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El fenómeno de la confabulación

Confabulations (Vol. I): classification, neuropathology and cognitive mechanisms


Confabulationis a cognitive phenomenon that can be seen in several acquired neurological conditionsas well asin some psychiatric disorders. Although the term confabulation is currently used to refer to false perceptions of body states or the…

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Mecanismos cognitivos del aprendizaje sin error

The cognitive mechanisms of errorless learning


Errorless learning (EL)is a commonly used technique in memory, rehabilitation given the advantage it hasfor patients with amnesia over traditional learning, which allows to make errors and takes advantage of them. However, there is evidence that…

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Nuevas propuestas en estimulación sensorial para el tratamiento de los trastornos crónicos de la conciencia

New sensory stimulation treatment options for patients with chronic disorders of consciousness


Sensory stimulation programs have a long history of being used in neurorehabilitation, as they are one of the most commonly used treatment options for addressing global disorders of consciousness after severe brain injury [1]. These…

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Guía Breve para la Revisión de Literatura sobre Apraxias

Brief guide to reviewing literature on apraxia Vol. 2


Do you sometimes get lost while reading different articles and books on apraxia? This is the second installment of a brief guide to reviewing literature on apraxia, designed to make it easier for professionals and…

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Sistemas funcionales de las praxias

Brief guide to reviewing literature on apraxia Vol. 1


Sometimes, when looking up different sources on apraxia, we can find no agreements among the different definitions, classifications, diagnostic criteria or nomenclatures of movements given by the different manuals or authors. This blog post tries…

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cognición social - social cognition

Social cognition: structure and assessmentof a key construct


In the field of neuropsychology and psychology, an understanding of social cognition brings to mind concepts such as empathy, recognition of emotional facial expressions, theory of mind or mentalization; however, it is not always clear…

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memoria de trabajo - working memory

Working memory and short-term memory: distinction and revision


One distinction we usually make when talking about different human memory systems is between working memory and short-term memory. In the existing literature, some authors consider short-term memory to be a subset of working memory,…

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