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Near and far visual space in unilateral neglect

Reverdin, A.
Published in Annals of neurology. 1998, vol. 43, no. 3, p. 406-410
Abstract A 24-year-old right-handed woman with a right temporal hematoma showed marked left visual neglect for far but not near space in a variety of tasks systematically given in near and far distance conditions. This case thus provides the dissociation opposite to Halligan and Marshall's patient, who had neglect for near but not far space after a right parietal stroke. Furthermore, although she made rightward errors in bisecting far-distant lines, our patient made smaller opposite leftward errors for near-distant lines. The evidence that unilateral neglect of far and near visual space may exist independently supports a division in the neural systems subserving attention to different compartments of the extrapersonal space in humans.
Keywords AdultAttention/ physiologyCerebral Hemorrhage/diagnosis/ physiopathologyFemaleFunctional Laterality/physiologyHematoma/diagnosis/ physiopathologyHumansMagnetic Resonance ImagingNeuropsychological TestsVisual Perception/ physiology
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VUILLEUMIER, Patrik et al. Near and far visual space in unilateral neglect. In: Annals of Neurology, 1998, vol. 43, n° 3, p. 406-410. doi: 10.1002/ana.410430324 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:10503

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