Ma. Jurado et al., OVERESTIMATION AND UNRELIABILITY IN FEELING-OF-DOING JUDGMENTS ABOUT TEMPORAL ORDERING PERFORMANCE - IMPAIRED SELF-AWARENESS FOLLOWING FRONTAL-LOBE DAMAGE, Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section A, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 20(3), 1998, pp. 353-364
''Feeling-of-doing'' accuracy in a temporal ordering task in 33 patien
ts with frontal lobe lesions and a matched control group was investiga
ted. The temporal ordering task used word lists that had high, medium,
or no semantic interrelatedness. Patients with frontal lobe lesions s
howed an impairment in temporal ordering across all three word lists.
Both groups performed better on the lists with higher semantic interre
latedness. Patients with frontal lobe lesions overestimated their abil
ity to order words accurately. On the less semantically interrelated l
ists, metamemory judgment in patients with frontal lesions did not cor
relate with their performance. These results indicate that both tempor
al order judgment and metacognitive decisions about temporal order jud
gment are subserved by the prefrontal cortex and further clarifies the
role of the frontal lobes in behavioral monitoring.