Mechanisms and anatomy of unilateral extinction after brain injury.

  title={Mechanisms and anatomy of unilateral extinction after brain injury.},
  author={Bianca de Haan and Hans-Otto Karnath and Jon Driver},
  volume={50 6},
Unilateral extinction is a common consequence of unilateral brain injury in which individuals fail to detect a contralesional target when presented together with a competing ipsilesional target. Here we review the literature on the different mechanisms and anatomy hypothesized to underlie unilateral extinction. We argue that extinction, which reflects a specific deficit in the simultaneous processing of multiple briefly presented targets, should be distinguished from the failure to actively… CONTINUE READING