Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Nonconscious processing, anterior cingulate, and catatonia

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan a1
a1 Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138


A composite cognitive model of a neuropsychiatric condition should integrate clinical symptoms with the impairments of cognitive information processing. A model of catatonia, for example, should emphasize deficits of nonconscious information processing that impair a patient's ability to use implicit motor feedback for execution and termination of a voluntary motor activity.