, she nevertheless underscores the function of
Patients with pain asymbolia
have lesions in the somatosensory cortex, which generate deficits in the sensory-discriminative component of pain, and in the anterior cingulate and insular cortices that leads to the loss of the affective-emotional component of pain (13).
This paper explores the consequences of such a view for both motivationalism and the categorization of pain asymbolia
as a syndrome, arguing for a close link between asymbolia
and various forms of depersonalization.
From impatience and irritability to "intense despair," "autistic stillness," and "melancholic asymbolia
," the link, to put it mildly, is incongruous.
The deep sadness of the melancholic subject is indicated by asymbolia