Progressive impairment of constructional abilities: a visuospatial sketchpad deficit?

@article{Papagno2002ProgressiveIO,
  title={Progressive impairment of constructional abilities: a visuospatial sketchpad deficit?},
  author={Costanza Papagno},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 12},
  pages={1858-67}
}
The case of a patient, PC, with an impairment of constructional abilities due to a progressive degenerative disease is described. Ideomotor apraxia was also present. PC showed difficulties in all tasks requiring a "manipulation" of a visual model or requiring a visual model to address a specific movement or a choice among alternatives. The spatial component of mental imagery was also severely impaired. The conclusion was that the patient presented a deficit of the rehearsal component of the… CONTINUE READING