Visual Distraction: An Altered Aiming Spatial Response in Dementia

@inproceedings{Galletta2012VisualDA,
  title={Visual Distraction: An Altered Aiming Spatial Response in Dementia},
  author={Elizabeth E. Galletta and Anthony H. Lequerica and Scott R. Pekrul and Paul J. Eslinger and Anna M. Barrett},
  booktitle={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders extra},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Healthy individuals demonstrate leftward bias on visuospatial tasks such as line bisection, which has been attributed to right brain dominance. We investigated whether this asymmetry occurred in patients with probable dementia of the Alzheimer type (pAD) which is associated with neurodegenerative changes affecting temporoparietal regions. METHODS Subjects with pAD and matched controls performed a line bisection task in near and far space under conditions of no distraction… CONTINUE READING
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