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Hemispatial neglect

Parton, A; Malhotra, P; Husain, M; (2004) Hemispatial neglect. J NEUROL NEUROSUR PS , 75 (1) 13 - 21.

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Abstract

The syndrome of hemispatial neglect is characterised by reduced awareness of stimuli on one side of space, even though there may be no sensory loss. Although it is extremely common, it has proven to be a challenging condition to understand, and to treat. New insights from detailed behavioural and anatomical studies in patients, as well as functional imaging in healthy individuals, have begun to reveal some of the component deficits underlying the disorder. This review focuses on important clinical issues in neglect, including bedside diagnostic tests and emerging therapeutic and rehabilitation methods, involving both behavioural and drug treatments.

Type:Article
Title:Hemispatial neglect
Keywords:UNILATERAL SPATIAL NEGLECT, RIGHT-HEMISPHERE STROKE, TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL-STIMULATION, LEFT VISUOSPATIAL NEGLECT, NECK MUSCLE VIBRATION, RIGHT BRAIN-DAMAGE, VISUAL NEGLECT, PRISM ADAPTATION, LINE BISECTION, WORKING-MEMORY
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Institute of Neurology
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences

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