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Prism adaptation can improve contralesional tactile perception in neglect

Maravita, A; McNeil, J; Malhotra, P; Greenwood, R; Husain, M; Driver, J; (2003) Prism adaptation can improve contralesional tactile perception in neglect. NEUROLOGY , 60 (11) 1829 - 1831.

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Abstract

The authors show that prismatic adaptation can reduce tactile inattention in stroke patients with unilateral neglect. Four patients with visuospatial neglect and tactile extinction underwent 10-minute application of 20degrees right-shifting prismatic lenses during pointing. This improved contralesional tactile perception in all patients, even for a task requiring no exploration or spatial motor responses. This finding suggests a potential role for prismatic adaptation in the rehabilitation of multiple sensory modalities in patients with neglect.

Type:Article
Title:Prism adaptation can improve contralesional tactile perception in neglect
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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