Personal neglect—A disorder of body representation?

@article{Baas2011PersonalND,
  title={Personal neglect—A disorder of body representation?},
  author={Ulrike Baas and Bianca de Haan and Tanja Gr{\"a}ssli and Hans Otto Karnath and Klemens Gutbrod},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={49},
  pages={898-905}
}
The cognitive mechanisms underlying personal neglect are not well known. One theory postulates that personal neglect is due to a disorder of contralesional body representation. In the present study, we have investigated whether personal neglect is best explained by impairments in the representation of the contralesional side of the body, in particular, or a dysfunction of the mental representation of the contralesional space in general. For this, 22 patients with right hemisphere cerebral… CONTINUE READING

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