Remote memory and neglect syndrome

Academic Article


  • Three patients with right cerebral infarctions and neglect syndrome failed to recall left hemispatial remote memories, even when the imagined orientation was reversed by 180°. One patient was retested 4 months later and, although improved, continued to consistently recall more right-sided items. He was tested at east and west mental orientations with his head/eyes oriented physically to each side. Recall for items imagined in left hemispace improved 26% when his head/eye orientation was physically shifted from right to left hemispace. Findings suggest that the engrams for left-sided visuospatial memories in neglect syndrome are not destroyed, but rather fail to be activated. © 1987 American Academy of Neurology.
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  • Neurology  Journal
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    Author List

  • Meador KJ; Loring DW; Bowers D; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 522
  • End Page

  • 526
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 3