The ontology of neglect

Consciousness and Cognition 14 (3):483-494 (2005)
Abstract
As shown by neuroscientific evidence, neglect may occur without elementary sensorimotor impairments. The deficit is to be found at a higher, more abstract level of representation, which prevents the patient not only from seeing, but from conceiving the contralesional space. By analysing a series of neuropsychological results, in this paper we suggest a crucial role of time for the construction of a world: on this basis, we try to explain how it is possible that half the ontology gets lost. The analysis of the ontological implication of neglect will allow us to shed light on manifestations of the pathology apparently disconnected
Keywords *Metaphysics  *Neuropsychology  *Perceptual Motor Processes  *Sensory Neglect
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