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The effects of spatial position, handedness, and hand of performance were assessed in 36 normal subjects using a tactile line-bisection task described in 1980 by Bowers and Heilman. An interaction between hand of performance and spatial position indicated that both hemispace and anatomical pathways determine laterality effects. Neither the left-hand(More)
A line cancellation task was performed by right brain-damaged patients with neglect in two response conditions. The task was presented either in normal view or through a 90 degree angle mirror with direct view prevented. The latter decouples the direction of visual attention and of arm movement. In the mirror condition, 4 of 18 patients cancelled lines only(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the diagnostic criteria for Rett syndrome based on mutational screening of the methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 gene ( MECP2 ) in patients with classic Rett syndrome and patients with Rett-like features. METHODS Thirty-nine patients with classical Rett syndrome, one with preserved speech variant (PSV), and 12 patients with developmental(More)
The possible causative role of defective sustained attention and awareness of disability on the persistence of neglect was explored. The study included stroke patients who had had moderate or severe neglect 1-5 years before the start of the present examination. Questionnaire responses showed that the patients were aware of their disability. Impaired(More)
The effects of transcallosal surgery on interhemispheric transfer of information were investigated in five patients who underwent partial section of the corpus callosum for evacuation of a brain tumor. In comparison with normal controls, postoperative findings indicated subtle motor and/or sensory manifestations of hemispheric disconnection which tended to(More)
Twenty five patients with right cerebral hemisphere damage and neglect participated in a series of bisection experiments. As expected, long lines were bisected to the right of true midpoint. By contrast, large circles and long white paper strips were bisected accurately, or with leftward errors. Small objects were less sensitive to stimulus properties:(More)
Information regarding conditions during pregnancy and delivery was obtained by extensive interviews with mothers to left-handed and right-handed students. Using the same criterion as van Strien, Bouma and Bakker (1987) for defining birth stress, the present study did not replicate their findings of higher frequency of reported birth stress in left-handers.(More)
Two patients with unilateral left visual neglect were asked to bisect lines of different lengths. They showed, as expected, a rightward bias with longer lines. In contrast, they consistently transected very short lines (25 mm) to the left of the objective midpoint. The finding confirms a previous observation of similar behaviour but differs in other aspects(More)
A hand preference inventory was administered to a population of 921 Swedish college students. The questions concern writing, drawing, throwing a ball, cutting with scissors, tooth brushing, cutting with a knife, and using a hammer, each with five response alternatives: always right, mostly right, either hand, mostly left and always left. A consistent(More)