Contralesional directional hypermetria associated with line bisection-specific ipsilesional neglect

Academic Article


  • Patients with contralesional neglect from right hemisphere injuries often fail to be aware of or respond to visual stimuli in the left hemispace. In contrast, other patients with right hemisphere damage rarely demonstrate behavior consistent with task-specific ipsilesional neglect (IN). We performed a series of experiments in a patient with IN on a line bisection task after a right frontal infarct. When asked to perform horizontal limb movements without visual feedback, the patient showed a leftward directional hypermetria. Similar performance was also observed during a representational production of a given distance without sensory input. These results suggest that IN is induced by a directional hypermetria resulting from disruption of the motor-intentional system. Copyright © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd.
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  • Neuropsychologia  Journal
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    Author List

  • Choi SH; Na DL; Adair JC; Yoon SJ; Ha CG; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 1177
  • End Page

  • 1187
  • Volume

  • 39
  • Issue

  • 11