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Hemispatial neglect

Parton, A.; Malhotra, P.; Husain, M.; (2004) Hemispatial neglect. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry , 75 (1) pp.13 - 21. Green open access

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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
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://jnnp.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/75/1/13.pdf
Language: English
Keywords: anosognosia, extinction, neglect
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3525
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