Annabelle Blangero

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Optic ataxia is considered to be a specific visuo-manual guidance deficit, which combines pointing errors due to the use of the contralesional hand ("hand effect") and to the presentation of the visual target in the contralesional field ("field effect"). The nature of the hand effect has not been identified. The field effect is acknowledged as an impaired(More)
Optic ataxia (OA) is one of the symptoms pertaining to Bálint's Syndrome. It has been described clinically for nearly 80 years before it became a cornerstone of the most popular dual stream theory of the visual brain. Over the last 10 years a regain of interest for this neurological condition lead to a number of precise analyses of the deficits found in(More)
Optic ataxia (OA) is classically defined as a deficit of visually guided movements that follows lesions of the posterior part of the posterior parietal cortex (PPC). Since the formalisation of the double stream of visual information processing [Milner, A. D., & Goodale, M. A. (1995). The visual brain in action. Oxford: Oxford University Press] and the use(More)
The classic definition of 'pure' optic ataxia suggests that these patients' visuomotor impairments are independent of perceptual or attentional deficits. More recent work suggests that some patients with optic ataxia also have difficulty attending to targets in their ataxic field. Thus, an important question is whether these attentional deficits might be(More)
We review evidence showing a right-hemispheric dominance for visuo-spatial processing and representation in humans. Accordingly, visual disorganization symptoms (intuitively related to remapping impairments) are observed in both neglect and constructional apraxia. More specifically, we review findings from the intervening saccade paradigm in humans--and(More)
The aim of this work was to investigate ocular control in patients with optic ataxia (OA). Following a lesion in the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), these patients exhibit a deficit for fast visuo-motor control of reach-to-grasp movements. Here, we assessed the fast visuo-motor control of saccades as well as spontaneous eye-hand coordination in two(More)
Visual illusions have been shown to affect perceptual judgements more so than motor behaviour, which was interpreted as evidence for a functional division of labour within the visual system. The dominant perception-action theory argues that perception involves a holistic processing of visual objects or scenes, performed within the ventral, inferior temporal(More)
The main aim of this study is to determine the reference frame of the pointing errors that characterize patients with unilateral optic ataxia (OA). The reaching errors of seven patients with unilateral OA when pointing on a 2D matrix in peripheral vision were investigated in order to better qualify the reference frame of their deficit. Patients were asked(More)
Earlier research has suggested that optic ataxia, a deficit in reaching in peripheral vision, can be isolated from Balint's syndrome as it is primarily a visuomotor disorder, independent of perceptual or attentional deficits. Yet almost no research has examined the attentional abilities of these patients. We examined peripheral visual attention in two(More)
Patients with bilateral optic ataxia fail to show rapid perturbation-induced corrections during manual aiming movements. Based on this, it has been proposed that this pathology results from a disruption of processes of on-line motor control in the posterior parietal cortex (PPC). Here, we show that on-line motor control performance in a patient with(More)