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Left ipsilesional neglect for visual imagery: a mental image generation impairment?

Cocchini, Gianna; Bartolo, Angela and Nichelli, Paolo. 2006. Left ipsilesional neglect for visual imagery: a mental image generation impairment? Neurocase, 12(3), pp. 197-206. ISSN 13554794 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

In this article, we describe a patient, CN, with unilateral left posterior brain damage, who shows a rare occurrence of left ipsilesional neglect limited to mental representations. CN's clinical pattern is consistent with the hypothesis that different mechanisms underlie perceptual and representational neglect. We also discuss an interpretation of representational neglect based on the different involvement of the two hemispheres in visual imagery processes. In particular, left brain lesions do not present the typical strong contralesional bias and may lead to an impairment of mental generation of either side of the image, depending on pre-morbid and methodological factors.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/13554790600665516

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
1 July 2006Published

Item ID:

406

Date Deposited:

10 Dec 2008 10:36

Last Modified:

03 Aug 2018 11:52

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/406
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