Vestibular stimulation attenuates unrealistic optimism. / McKay, Ryan; Tamagni, Corinne; Palla, Antonella; Krummenacher, Peter; Hegemann, Stefan; Straumann, Dominik; Brugger, Peter.

In: Cortex, Vol. 49, No. 8, 21.08.2013, p. 2272-2275.

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Vestibular stimulation attenuates unrealistic optimism. / McKay, Ryan; Tamagni, Corinne; Palla, Antonella; Krummenacher, Peter; Hegemann, Stefan; Straumann, Dominik; Brugger, Peter.

In: Cortex, Vol. 49, No. 8, 21.08.2013, p. 2272-2275.

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McKay, R, Tamagni, C, Palla, A, Krummenacher, P, Hegemann, S, Straumann, D & Brugger, P 2013, 'Vestibular stimulation attenuates unrealistic optimism', Cortex, vol. 49, no. 8, pp. 2272-2275. https://doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2013.04.005

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McKay, R., Tamagni, C., Palla, A., Krummenacher, P., Hegemann, S., Straumann, D., & Brugger, P. (2013). Vestibular stimulation attenuates unrealistic optimism. Cortex, 49(8), 2272-2275. https://doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2013.04.005

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McKay R, Tamagni C, Palla A, Krummenacher P, Hegemann S, Straumann D et al. Vestibular stimulation attenuates unrealistic optimism. Cortex. 2013 Aug 21;49(8):2272-2275. https://doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2013.04.005

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McKay, Ryan ; Tamagni, Corinne ; Palla, Antonella ; Krummenacher, Peter ; Hegemann, Stefan ; Straumann, Dominik ; Brugger, Peter. / Vestibular stimulation attenuates unrealistic optimism. In: Cortex. 2013 ; Vol. 49, No. 8. pp. 2272-2275.

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title = "Vestibular stimulation attenuates unrealistic optimism",
abstract = "Introduction: Unrealistic optimism refers to the pervasive tendency of healthyindividuals to underestimate their likelihood of future misfortune, including illness. The phenomenon shares a qualitative resemblance with anosognosia, a neurological disorder characterized by a deficient appreciation of manifest current illness or impairment. Unrealistic optimism and anosognosia have been independently associated with a region of right inferior frontal gyrus, the pars opercularis. Moreover, anosognosia is temporarily abolished by vestibular stimulation, particularly by irrigation of the left (but not right) ear with cold water, a procedure known to activate the right inferior frontal region. Wetherefore hypothesized that left caloric stimulation would attenuate unrealistic optimism in healthy participants.Methods: Thirty-one healthy right-handed adults underwent cold water caloricvestibular stimulation of both ears in succession. During each stimulation episode, and at baseline, participants estimated their own relative risk of contracting a series of illnesses in the future.Results: Compared to baseline, average risk estimates were significantly higher during left-ear stimulation, whereas they remained unchanged during right-ear stimulation. Unrealistic optimism was thus reduced selectively during cold caloric stimulation of the left ear.Conclusions: Our results point to a unitary mechanism underlying both anosognosia and unrealistic optimism, and suggest that unrealistic optimism is a form of subclinical anosognosia for prospective symptoms.",
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N2 - Introduction: Unrealistic optimism refers to the pervasive tendency of healthyindividuals to underestimate their likelihood of future misfortune, including illness. The phenomenon shares a qualitative resemblance with anosognosia, a neurological disorder characterized by a deficient appreciation of manifest current illness or impairment. Unrealistic optimism and anosognosia have been independently associated with a region of right inferior frontal gyrus, the pars opercularis. Moreover, anosognosia is temporarily abolished by vestibular stimulation, particularly by irrigation of the left (but not right) ear with cold water, a procedure known to activate the right inferior frontal region. Wetherefore hypothesized that left caloric stimulation would attenuate unrealistic optimism in healthy participants.Methods: Thirty-one healthy right-handed adults underwent cold water caloricvestibular stimulation of both ears in succession. During each stimulation episode, and at baseline, participants estimated their own relative risk of contracting a series of illnesses in the future.Results: Compared to baseline, average risk estimates were significantly higher during left-ear stimulation, whereas they remained unchanged during right-ear stimulation. Unrealistic optimism was thus reduced selectively during cold caloric stimulation of the left ear.Conclusions: Our results point to a unitary mechanism underlying both anosognosia and unrealistic optimism, and suggest that unrealistic optimism is a form of subclinical anosognosia for prospective symptoms.

AB - Introduction: Unrealistic optimism refers to the pervasive tendency of healthyindividuals to underestimate their likelihood of future misfortune, including illness. The phenomenon shares a qualitative resemblance with anosognosia, a neurological disorder characterized by a deficient appreciation of manifest current illness or impairment. Unrealistic optimism and anosognosia have been independently associated with a region of right inferior frontal gyrus, the pars opercularis. Moreover, anosognosia is temporarily abolished by vestibular stimulation, particularly by irrigation of the left (but not right) ear with cold water, a procedure known to activate the right inferior frontal region. Wetherefore hypothesized that left caloric stimulation would attenuate unrealistic optimism in healthy participants.Methods: Thirty-one healthy right-handed adults underwent cold water caloricvestibular stimulation of both ears in succession. During each stimulation episode, and at baseline, participants estimated their own relative risk of contracting a series of illnesses in the future.Results: Compared to baseline, average risk estimates were significantly higher during left-ear stimulation, whereas they remained unchanged during right-ear stimulation. Unrealistic optimism was thus reduced selectively during cold caloric stimulation of the left ear.Conclusions: Our results point to a unitary mechanism underlying both anosognosia and unrealistic optimism, and suggest that unrealistic optimism is a form of subclinical anosognosia for prospective symptoms.

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