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Spatial hyperschematia without spatial neglect after insulo-thalamic disconnection

Wilcke, Juliane C
Gschwind, Markus
Emond, Héloïse
Published in PLOS ONE. 2013, vol. 8, no. 11, p. e79938
Abstract Different spatial representations are not stored as a single multipurpose map in the brain. Right brain-damaged patients can show a distortion, a compression of peripersonal and extrapersonal space. Here we report the case of a patient with a right insulo-thalamic disconnection without spatial neglect. The patient, compared with 10 healthy control subjects, showed a constant and reliable increase of her peripersonal and extrapersonal egocentric space representations - that we named spatial hyperschematia - yet left her allocentric space representations intact. This striking dissociation shows that our interactions with the surrounding world are represented and processed modularly in the human brain, depending on their frame of reference.
PMID: 24302992
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Research groups Mécanismes cérébraux du comportement et des fonctions cognitives (701)
Neuropsychologie et neurologie comportementale (951)
Project the Geneva Academic Society (Fund Foremane).
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SAJ, Arnaud et al. Spatial hyperschematia without spatial neglect after insulo-thalamic disconnection. In: PLOS ONE, 2013, vol. 8, n° 11, p. e79938. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:34281

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