The Role of the Parietal Lobe in Visual Extinction Studied with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

@article{Battelli2009TheRO,
  title={The Role of the Parietal Lobe in Visual Extinction Studied with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation},
  author={Lorella Battelli and George A. Alvarez and Thomas Carlson and Alvaro Pascual-Leone},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={1946-1955}
}
Interhemispheric competition between homologous areas in the human brain is believed to be involved in a wide variety of human behaviors from motor activity to visual perception and particularly attention. For example, patients with lesions in the posterior parietal cortex are unable to selectively track objects in the contralesional side of visual space when targets are simultaneously present in the ipsilesional visual field, a form of visual extinction. Visual extinction may arise due to an… CONTINUE READING