Improvement of hemispatial neglect with cold-water calorics: an electrophysiological test of the arousal hypothesis of neglect.

@article{StorrieBaker1997ImprovementOH,
  title={Improvement of hemispatial neglect with cold-water calorics: an electrophysiological test of the arousal hypothesis of neglect.},
  author={H J Storrie-Baker and Sidney J. Segalowitz and Sandra E. Black and J. Allen McLean and Nancy Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={1997},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={394-402}
}
Introducing ice-water into the left ear of right-brain-damaged patients attenuates unilateral neglect symptoms. By examining EEG changes over each hemisphere during this procedure, we were able to test a hypothesis concerning the mechanism of cold-water calorics and the attention-arousal hypothesis of hemispatial neglect. We present a case study of an 83-year-old woman with a massive right-hemisphere CVA exhibiting severe hemispatial neglect. Caloric stimulation produced a leftward eye… CONTINUE READING

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