Pusher Syndrome – a frequent but little-known disturbance of body orientation perception

@article{Karnath2006PusherS,
  title={Pusher Syndrome – a frequent but little-known disturbance of body orientation perception},
  author={Hans-Otto Karnath},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={254},
  pages={415-424}
}
Disturbances of body orientation perception after brain lesions may specifically relate to only one dimension of space. Stroke patients with “pusher syndrome” suffer from a severe misperception of their body's orientation in the coronal (roll) plane. They experience their body as oriented ‘upright’ when it is in fact markedly tilted to one side. The patients use the unaffected arm or leg to actively push away from the unparalyzed side and resist any attempt to passively correct their tilted… CONTINUE READING

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