unilateral neglect


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Related to unilateral neglect: anosognosia, visual inattention

unilateral neglect

n
(Pathology) a symptom of brain damage in which a person is unaware of one side of his or her body and of anything in the external world on the same side
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Unilateral neglect caused by stroke is an atypical visual impairment in that most cases of visual impairment are the result of disruptions of low-level visual input, with higher-level information processing left relatively intact.
Abstract: Unilateral neglect (UN) is a disorder associated primarily with right-brain damage; it causes individuals to behave as if the contralesional half of their world has become unimportant or has simply ceased to exist.
The 22 articles cover the methodology of imagery and visuo-spatial functions (including early methods for assessment, expectancy manipulations and object-location memory, the image scanning paradigm and the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation), models and components of imagery and visuo-spatial processes (including neural bases and cognitive mechanisms, working memory, the episodic buffer, numerical representation, and motor components), aging (including working memory, imagery, object-location memory in aging and dementia, relationships to mental deterioration and using visual imagery in verbal associative learning), and neuropsychological aspects (navigation, visuomotor control, peripersonal space, illusions, and unilateral neglect syndrome).
Combined and separate effects of eye patching and visual stimulation on unilateral neglect following stroke.
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