The contribution of an avoidance response to contralateral neglect

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Displacement of line bisection to the right of midline in a patient with a right hemisphere lesion has been attributed to either contralesional attentional or intentional hemispatial neglect. However, it has been suggested that patients with hemispheric lesions might also have an avoidance response, and the ipsilesional eye and hand deviation attributed to neglect might, at least in part, be related to this response. The authors report a patient with a net contralateral neglect produced by the combination of intention and avoidance factors.
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  • Neurology  Journal
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    Author List

  • Kodsi MH; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 1692
  • End Page

  • 1694
  • Volume

  • 58
  • Issue

  • 11