Spatial frames of reference and somatosensory processing: a neuropsychological perspective.

  title={Spatial frames of reference and somatosensory processing: a neuropsychological perspective.},
  author={Giuseppe Vallar},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={352 1360},
  • Giuseppe Vallar
  • Published 1997 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
In patients with lesions in the right hemisphere, frequently involving the posterior parietal regions, left-sided somatosensory (and visual and motor) deficits not only reflect a disorder of primary sensory processes, but also have a higher-order component related to a defective spatial representation of the body. This additional factor, related to right brain damage, is clinically relevant: contralesional hemianaesthesia (and hemianopia and hemiplegia) is more frequent in right brain-damaged… CONTINUE READING
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