Impaired size processing for single objects after hemispatial neglect

Harvey, M., Kramer, T. and Gilchrist, I.D. (2001) Impaired size processing for single objects after hemispatial neglect. NeuroReport, 12(17), pp. 3747-3750.

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Some patients with hemispatial neglect show deficits in horizontal size perception. Most previous studies investigating this effect required the relative comparison of two horizontal stimuli. We examined whether the effect would also be present for single stimuli which would reflect an impairment in the computation of absolute horizontal length. Ten neglect patients, five with and five without hemianopia, and two control groups were asked to verbally judge the length of horizontal lines varying in length (3, 3.5, 4 inches) and spatial location (extreme left to extreme right). Three of the ten neglect patients judged a single object on the left as significantly smaller than a single object on the right, thus demonstrating a size processing deficit. This deficit was unrelated to hemianopia.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harvey, Professor Monika
Authors: Harvey, M., Kramer, T., and Gilchrist, I.D.
Subjects:R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:NeuroReport
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN (Online):1473-558X

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