Neuroanatomical correlates of malingered memory impairment: event-related fMRI of deception on a recognition memory task.

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Event-related, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data were acquired in healthy participants during purposefully malingered and normal recognition memory performances to evaluate the neural substrates of feigned memory impairment.Pairwise, between-condition contrasts of neural activity associated with discrete recognition memory responses were conducted to isolate dissociable neural activity between normal and malingered responding while simultaneously controlling for shared stimulus familiarity and novelty effects. Response timing characteristics were also examined for any association with observed between-condition activity differences.Malingered recognition memory errors, regardless of type, were associated with inferior parietal and superior temporal activity relative to normal performance, while feigned recognition target misses produced additional dorsomedial frontal activation and feigned foil false alarms activated bilateral ventrolateral frontal regions. Malingered response times were associated with activity in the dorsomedial frontal, temporal and inferior parietal regions. Normal memory responses were associated with greater inferior occipitotemporal and dorsomedial parietal activity, suggesting greater reliance upon visual/attentional networks for proper task performance.The neural substrates subserving feigned recognition memory deficits are influenced by response demand and error type, producing differential activation of cortical regions important to complex visual processing, executive control, response planning and working memory processes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Browndyke, JN; Paskavitz, J; Sweet, LH; Cohen, RA; Tucker, KA; Welsh-Bohmer, KA; Burke, JR; Schmechel, DE

Published Date

  • June 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 481 - 489

PubMed ID

  • 18465389

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18465389

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1362-301X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0269-9052

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02699050802084894

Language

  • eng