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What role for prism adaptation in the rehabilitation of pure neglect dyslexia?

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Published in Neurocase. 2017, vol. 23, no. 3-4, p. 193-200
Abstract Prism adaptation (PA) has been successfully applied in the rehabilitation of spatial neglect, with significant transfer to classic neglect tests and activities of daily living. However, well-controlled studies were unable to replicate these findings, and recent reports suggest that PA may affect selectively visuo-motor symptoms. Here, a patient with pure left neglect dyslexia was tested before, immediately after, and 24 h after PA. Despite a significant adaptation aftereffect adaptation had no effect omissions, substitutions and letter-based errors. PA does not affect pure neglect dyslexia and should therefore be reserved for the rehabilitation of motor-intentional, rather than visual-attentional symptoms.
Keywords AdaptationPhysiologicalAgedDyslexia/complications/psychology/rehabilitationHumansMalePerceptual Disorders/complications/psychology/rehabilitationSpace PerceptionVisual Perception
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PMID: 28774229
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Research group Lésions cérébrales et attention spatiale (705)
Projects FNS: 320030-152689
Novartis Foundation for Medical-Biological Research
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PTAK, Radek. What role for prism adaptation in the rehabilitation of pure neglect dyslexia?. In: Neurocase, 2017, vol. 23, n° 3-4, p. 193-200. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:109628

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