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We constructed and developed a brief test assessing capacity for discriminating the direction of lines. Application of the test to patients with unilateral brain disease disclosed a remarkably high frequency of defective performance in those with right hemisphere lesions. The performance of patients with left hemisphere lesions was comparable to that of(More)
Performance on a random-letter stereoscopic task has been reported to be affected by right but not left cerebral disease. Subsequent studies employing a conventional stereoacuity test have challenged these results and proposed that dementia may be the primary determinant of impaired stereopsis in the patients with brain disease. The latter investigators(More)
Four tasks were developed to assess memory for recent U.S. presidents: free recall of presidents' names, naming their photographs, and temporal ordering of their printed names and photographs. The tasks were standardized on a sample of 250 hospital control subjects and administered to 55 patients with cerebral disease. Recall of the presidents' names, a(More)
Patients with acute confusional states display impaired attention and memory with difficulty following complex verbal commands. In addition to these deficits, we have observed a selective impairment in spatial thinking similar to that present following right-hemisphere lesions. Consequently, we compared patients with acute confusional states (CS) to(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinical evaluation and research on constructional ability have come to rely almost exclusively on two-dimensional tasks such as graphomotor copying or mosaic Block Design (BD). A return to the inclusion of a third dimension in constructional tests may increase the spatial demands of the task, and improve understanding of the relationship(More)
The performances of patients with radiologically or surgically verified focal lesions on a test requiring the identification of unfamiliar faces were investigated. Nonaphasic patients with posterior right hemisphere lesions and aphasic patients with substantial impairment in language comprehension showed a notably high frequency of defect. The frequency of(More)
Found performances on two tests of higher cerebral function, a facial recognition test and a naming test in an aphasia examination, to be influenced differentially by minority status (N = 94). Performance on the facial recognition test was relatively free of racial bias for the purposes of clinical assessment, but this was not the case for visual naming. In(More)
Spontaneous recovery of the classically conditioned rabbit eyelid response increased in a negatively accelerated function with an increase of postextinction rest from .17 to 24 hr. The data were obtained from six groups of male New Zealand rabbits which received an extinction session separated by rest intervals of varying duration from a spontaneous(More)
Thirty control subjects and 60 unilateral brain-damaged patients, 30 with left hemisphere (LH) damage and 30 with right hemisphere (RH) disease, underwent a disjunctive 4-choice reaction time study. Speed of reaction (as defined by the reciprocal of reaction time (RT), movement time (MT) and total response time (TRT] and accuracy of response (as represented(More)