Unilateral neglect and the objectivity of spatial representation

Mind and Language 7 (3):222-39 (1992)

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Bill Brewer
King's College London
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Patients may show a more-or-less complete deviation of the head and eyes towards the right (ipsilesional) side [that is, to the same side of egocentric space as the brain lesion responsible for their disorder]. If addressed by the examiner from the left (contralesional) side [the opposite side to their lesion], patients with severe extrapersonal neglect may fail to respond or may look for the speaker in the right side of the room, turning head and eyes more and more to the right. Frequently these patients will not pick up food from the left half of the plate. Given a crossword puzzle, they may complete only the squares to the right. If walking is not prevented by hemiparesis, neglect patients may lose their bearings, since they do not make use of left sided cues
Keywords Negligence  Objectivity  Representation  Science  Spatiality
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.1992.tb00206.x
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