Pleasant music overcomes the loss of awareness in patients with visual neglect.

@article{Soto2009PleasantMO,
  title={Pleasant music overcomes the loss of awareness in patients with visual neglect.},
  author={David Soto and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Funes and Azucena Guzm{\'a}n-Garc{\'i}a and Tracy Warbrick and Pia Rotshtein and Glyn W. Humphreys},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 14},
  pages={6011-6}
}
During the past 20 years there has been much research into the factors that modulate awareness of contralesional information in neurological patients with visual neglect or extinction. However, the potential role of the individual's emotional state in modulating awareness has been largely overlooked. In the current study, we induced a pleasant and positive affective response in patients with chronic visual neglect by allowing them to listen to their pleasant preferred music. We report that the… CONTINUE READING
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