[Balint syndrome and spatial functions of the parietal lobe].

  title={[Balint syndrome and spatial functions of the parietal lobe].},
  author={Damien Biotti and Laure Pisella and A. Vighetto},
  journal={Revue neurologique},
  volume={168 10},
Balint's syndrome corresponds to the combination of optic ataxia, simultanagnosia and gaze apraxia. It generally results from a bilateral dysfunction of the posterior parietal cortex. Since its early descriptions the syndrome has been subject to many interpretations and controversies. In this article we will reconsider the current concept of Balint's syndrome. A first part will develop the clinical aspects, causes, description of symptoms, examination techniques and neuroanatomical correlations… CONTINUE READING
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