Ipsilesional 'where' with contralesional 'what' neglect

Academic Article


  • Whereas contralesional spatial neglect is usually caused by right temporo-parietal lesions, ipsilesional spatial neglect is induced primarily by right frontal lesions. This report describes a 73-year-old woman with a right inferior parietal lesion who on 'where' tasks (line bisection and midline pointing) demonstrated ipsilesional neglect, but on 'what' tests (gap vs. no-gap detection cancellation and clothing tape removal) demonstrated contralesional neglect. This 'what' and 'where' directional dissociation provides evidence for independent 'what' and 'where' attentional networks; however, the reason this parietal lesion causes this contralesional vs. ipsilesional spatial attentional 'what' and 'where' dichotomy remains to be determined. © 2012 Copyright 2012 Psychology Press, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business.
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  • Neurocase  Journal
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    Author List

  • Kwon JC; Ahn S; Kim S; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 415
  • End Page

  • 423
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 5