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Pseudoneglect in back space

Cocchini, Gianna; Watling, Rosamond; Sala, Sergio Della and Jansari, Ashok. 2007. Pseudoneglect in back space. Brain and Cognition, 63(1), pp. 79-84. ISSN 02782626 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Successful interaction with the environment depends upon our ability to retain and update visuo-spatial information of both front and back egocentric space. Several studies have observed that healthy people tend to show a displacement of the egocentric frame of reference towards the left. However representation of space behind us (back space) has never been systematically investigated in healthy people. In this study, by means of a novel visual imagery task performed within a virtual reality environment, we found that representation of right back space is perceived as smaller than the left. These results suggest that there is a selective compression or distortion for mental representation related to the right space behind us.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2006.07.002

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2007Published

Item ID:

4508

Date Deposited:

01 Nov 2010 14:23

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 14:13

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4508

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