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Patients with left visual extinction as a result of unilateral right hemisphere damage were tested on a redundant-targets effect paradigm (RTE). LED-generated brief flashes were lateralized either to the left or to the right visual hemifield or presented bilaterally. Subjects were asked to press a key as fast as possible following either unilateral or(More)
We have studied a patient, CZ, with contralateral visual extinction due to a large ischaemic frontal-parietal-temporal lesion in the right hemisphere. We found that manipulation of intensity of the visual stimulus had little effect while an increase in eccentricity substantially increased extinction rate. An important factor was represented by the hemifield(More)
The distribution of spatial attention across the horizontal meridian of the visual field, as assessed by a simple reaction time (RT) paradigm, is dramatically abnormal in neglect patients. In the contralesional hemifield, RT increases sharply from centre to periphery, while in the ipsilesional hemifield, it decreases paradoxically from centre to(More)
The authors carried out 2 experiments designed to cast light on the locus of redundancy gain in simple visual reaction time by using a stop-signal paradigm. In Experiment 1, the authors found that single visual stimuli were more easily inhibited than double visual stimuli by an acoustic stop signal. This result is in keeping with the idea that redundancy(More)
Blindsight, i.e., unconscious visually guided behaviour triggered by stimuli presented to a cortically blind hemifield, has been typically found either by using direct (forced choice) or indirect (interhemispheric) methods. However, one would expect to find blindsight also in fast responses to suddenly appearing visual stimuli, a reminiscence of(More)
Automatic shifting of visual attention was investigated using the Simon task in schizophrenic patients with prevailing negative symptomatology. Reaction times were recorded in condition of spatial correspondence and non-correspondence between side of spatially defined responses and side of stimulus presentation. Schizophrenic patients showed asymmetries(More)
INTRODUCTION Unconsciously detected chemicals may affect human behaviour (Kirk-Smith et al., 1983; Stern and McClintock, 1998; Zucco et al., 2009), likeability judgements (Li et al., 2007) and brain activity (Lorig et al., 1990; Sobel et al., 1999). No studies, however, have investigated blind smell - the hypothetical olfactory counterpart of blindsight(More)
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