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It has been shown that unilateral left neglect can be significantly improved for a short time after a short period of adaptation to a prismatic shift of the visual field to the right. In neuropsychological studies, however, there is no evidence demonstrating long-lasting effects following treatment by prism adaptation (PA). The first aim of the present(More)
OBJECTIVES The evolutionary pattern of spontaneous recovery from acute neglect was studied by assessing cognitive deficits and motor impairments. Detailed lesion reconstruction was also performed to correlate the presence of and recovery from neglect to neural substrates. METHODS A consecutive series of right brain-damaged (RBD) patients with and without(More)
Prism adaptation (PA) has been demonstrated to be effective in improving hemispatial neglect. However not all patients seem to benefit from this procedure. Thus, the objective of the present work is to provide behavioural and neuroanatomical predictors of recovery by exploring the reorganization of low-order visuo-motor behaviour and high-order(More)
Patients with "neglect dyslexia" usually make errors in reading the left part of words and non-words. It has been shown that "neglect dyslexia" can improve following a short period of adaptation to wedge prisms [Neuropsychologia 40 (2002) 718], however the mechanisms underlying this amelioration are still unknown. The present study evaluated the effect of(More)
INTRODUCTION Unilateral Spatial Neglect (USN) is a common consequence of right brain damage. In the most severe cases, behavioral signs of USN can last several years and compromise patients' autonomy and social rehabilitation. These clinical facts stress the need for reliable procedures of diagnosis and rehabilitation. STATE OF THE ART The last 3 decades(More)
We report on the case of an elderly bilingual woman presenting with a diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia. The participant's native language was Friulian (L1), a predominantly oral Romance language, and her second language was Italian (L2), formally learned at primary school in oral and written forms. We investigated her linguistic abilities by means(More)
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