Simulating simultanagnosia: spatially constricted vision mimics local capture and the global processing deficit

@article{Dalrymple2009SimulatingSS,
  title={Simulating simultanagnosia: spatially constricted vision mimics local capture and the global processing deficit},
  author={Kirsten A Dalrymple and Walter F. Bischof and David Cameron and Jason J. S. Barton and Alan Kingstone},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={202},
  pages={445-455}
}
Patients with simultanagnosia, which is a component of Bálint syndrome, have a restricted spatial window of visual attention and cannot see more than one object at a time. As a result, these patients see the world in a piecemeal fashion, seeing the local components of objects or scenes at the expense of the global picture. To directly test the relationship between the restriction of the attentional window in simultanagnosia and patients’ difficulty with global-level processing, we used a gaze… CONTINUE READING