Monday, April 18, 2011

Inability To Spot Deception, Irony, Lies, Or Sarcasm Might Be Initial Sign Of Dementia

Elderly individuals who lose the ability to tell when somebody is being untruthful, insincere or sarcastic may be showing an early sign of a neurodegenerative disease, such as dementia, researchers from the University of San Francisco explained at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Hawaii. The presentation was called "Divergent Neuroanatomic Correlates of Sarcasm and Lie Comprehension in Neurodegenerative Disease."