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The syndrome of spatial neglect results from the combination of a number of deficits in attention, with patients demonstrating both spatially lateralized and non-lateralized impairments. Previous reports have hinted that there may be a motivational component to neglect and that modulating this might alleviate some of the debilitating symptoms. Additionally,(More)
BACKGROUND Reward has been shown to affect attention in healthy individuals, but there have been no studies addressing whether reward influences attentional impairments in patients with focal brain damage. METHODS Using two novel variants of a widely-used clinical cancellation task, we assessed whether reward modulated impaired attention in 10 individuals(More)
Recent work has shown that attentional deficits following stroke can be modulated by motivational stimulation, particularly anticipated monetary reward. Here we examined the effects of anticipated reward on the pathological attentional blink (AB), an index of temporal selective attention, which is prolonged in patients with right hemisphere damage and a(More)
Neglect, a failure to attend or act in one part of space, is a common disturbance following cerebral lesions. This article outlines the signs and symptoms of neglect. Recent attempts to disentangle sensory/attentional from motor/intentional aspects of neglect are outlined. Neglect in directions other than the horizontal is discussed, as are directional(More)
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