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The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect

Hans-Otto Karnath, A. David Milner, and Giuseppe Vallar


Spatial neglect is a disorder of space-related behaviour. It is characterized by failure to explore the side of space contralateral to a brain lesion, or to react or respond to stimuli or subjects located on this side. Research on spatial neglect and related disorders has developed rapidly in recent years. These advances have been made as a result of neuropsychological studies of patients with brain damage and behavioural studies of animal models, as well as through functional neurophysiological experiments and functional neuroimaging. This book provides an overview of this wide-ranging field, ... More

Keywords: spatial neglect, space-related behaviour, brain damage, neuroimaging, conscious experience, voluntary action, personal identity, cognitive processes, rehabilitation strategies

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198508335
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans-Otto Karnath, editor
Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tubingen, Germany

A. David Milner, editor
Department of Psychology, University of Durham, UK

Giuseppe Vallar, editor
Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy

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Section 1 Historical introduction

1.1 Spatial neglect

Kenneth M. Heilman, Robert T. Watson, and Edward Valenstein

Section 2 Neural bases of neglect

2.2 Neglect in Monkeys

Claire Wardak, Etienne Olivier, and Jean-René Duhamel

2.3 Posterior parietal networks encoding visual space

Claudio Galletti, and Patrizia Fattori

2.4 Cortical substrates of visuospatial awareness outside the classical dorsal stream of visual processing

Peter Thier, Thomas Haarmeier, Subhojit Chakraborty, Axel Lindner, and Alexander Tikhonov

Section 3 Frameworks of neglect

3.2 The exploration of space and objects in neglect

Matthias Niemeier, and Hans-Otto Karnath

3.3 Coding near and far space

Anna Berti, and Giacomo Rizzolatti

Section 4 Perceptual and motor factors

4.1 Space anisometry in unilateral neglect

Edoardo Bisiach, Marco Neppi-Mòdona, and Raffaella Ricci

4.6 Illusions in neglect, illusions of neglect

Giuseppe Vallar, and Roberta Daini

4.7 Navigation in neglect patients

Luigi Pizzamiglio, Giuseppe Iaria, Alain Berthoz, Gaspare Galati, and Cecilia Guariglia

Section 5 Relation of neglect to attention

5.2 The neural mechanisms of attentional control

Barry Giesbrecht, and George R. Mangun

5.4 Mapping spatial attention with reaction time in neglect patients

Carlo A. Marzi, Elina Natale, and Britt Anderson

Section 6 Cognitive processes in neglect

6.3 Spatial, Temporal, and Form-Binding Effects in Vision

M. Jane Riddoch, and Glyn W. Humphreys

Section 7 Rehabilitation of patients with neglect

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