Preserved visuo-spatial transformations in representational neglect

S Della Sala, R H Logie, N Beschin, M Denis

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Abstract / Description of output

Patients with representational unilateral neglect were impaired in immediate recall of novel material on the neglected side as presented (viewed and removed or verbally described) or following mental rotation. Transforming material from the neglected (left) side to the non-neglected (right) side resulted in no additional loss; patients were unimpaired in directing attention to the neglected side of their representation in order to perform the mental rotation. These findings cannot be explained by the widely adopted attention deficit hypothesis for representational neglect. It is suggested that the disorder arises from damage to temporary storage functions of visuo-spatial working memory. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1358-1364
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • mental rotation
  • brain damage
  • temporary visuo-spatial storage
  • short-term visual memory
  • UNILATERAL SPATIAL NEGLECT
  • VISUAL NEGLECT
  • WORKING-MEMORY
  • ATTENTION
  • IMAGERY
  • DISSOCIATION
  • PERCEPTION
  • TASK

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