The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect

Hardcover | November 1, 2002

EditorHans-Otto Karnath, A. David Milner, Giuseppe Vallar

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Spatial neglect is a disorder of space-related behaviour. It is characterized by failure to explore the side of space contralateral to a brain lesion, or to react or respond to stimuli or subjects located on this side. Research on spatial neglect and related disorders has developed rapidly inrecent years. These advances have been made as a result of neuropsychological studies of patients with brain damage, behavioural studies of animal models, as well as through functional neurophysiological experiments and functional neuroimaging. The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect provides an overview of this wide-ranging field of scientific endeavour, providing a cohesive synthesis of the most recent observations and results. As well as being a fascinating clinical phenomenon, the study of spatial neglect helps us tounderstand normal mechanisms of directing and maintaining spatial attention and is relevant to the contemporary search for the cerebral correlates of conscious experience, voluntary action and the nature of personal identity itself. The book is divided into seven sections covering the anatomical and neurophysiological bases of the disorder, frameworks of neglect, perceptual and motor factors, the relation to attention, the cognitive processes involved, and strategies for rehabilitation. Chapters have been written by a team of the leading international experts in this field. This will be essential reading for neuropsychologists, neurologists, neurophysiologists, cognitive neuroscientists and psychologists.

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Spatial neglect is a disorder of space-related behaviour. It is characterized by failure to explore the side of space contralateral to a brain lesion, or to react or respond to stimuli or subjects located on this side. Research on spatial neglect and related disorders has developed rapidly inrecent years. These advances have been mad...

Hans-Otto Karnath is in the Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tubingen, Germany. A. David Milner is in the Department of Psychology, University of Durham, UK. Giuseppe Vallar is in the Department of Psychology, University of Milan.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.08 inPublished:November 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198508336

ISBN - 13:9780198508335

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Part 1: Historical Introduction1.1. Heilman, Watson and Valenstein: Spatial neglectPart 2: Neural Bases of Neglect2.1. Mesulam: Functional anatomy of attention and neglect: from neurons to networks2.2. Wardak, Olivier and Duhamel: Neglect in monkeys: effect of permanent and reversible lesions2.3. Galletti and Fattori: Posterior parietal networks encoding visual space2.4. Thier, Haarmeier, Chakroborty, Lindner and Tikhonov: Cortical substrates of visuospatial awareness outside the classical dorsal stream of visual processingPart 3: Frameworks of Neglect3.1. Behrmann and Geng: What is 'left' when all is said and done? Spatial coding and hemispatial neglect3.2. Niemeier and Karnath: The exploration of space and objects in neglect3.3. Berti and Rizzolatti: Coding near and far space3.4. Ladavas: Visual peripersonal space in humansPart 4: Perceptual and Motor Factors4.1. Bisiach, Neppi-Modona and Ricci: Space anisometry in unilateral neglect4.2. Milner and McIntosh: Perceptual and visuomotor processing in spatial neglect4.3. Chatterjee: Spatial anisometry and representational release in neglect4.4. Ishiai: Perceptual and motor interaction in unilateral spatial neglect4.5. Doricchi: The contribution of retinotopic and multimodal coding of space to horizontal space misrepresentation in neglect and hemianopia4.6. Vallar and Daini: Illusions in neglect, illusions of neglect4.7. Pizzamiglio, Iaria, Berthoz, Galati and Guariglia: Navigation in neglect patientsPart 5: Relation of Neglect to Attention5.1. Brown: The neurobehavioral analysis of visuospatial attention in the rat5.2. Giesbrecht and Mangun: The neural mechanisms of attentional control5.3. Corbetta, Kincade and Shulman: Two neural systems for visual orienting, and the pathophysiology of unilateral spatial neglect5.4. Marzi, Natale and Anderson: Mapping spatial attention with reaction time in neglect patients5.5. Mattingley: Spatial extinction and its relation to mechanisms of normal attentionPart 6: Cognitive Processes in Neglect6.1. Berti: Unconscious processing in neglect6.2. Halligan and Marshall: Primary sensory deficits after right brain damage - an attentional disorder by any other name?6.3. Riddoch and Humphreys: Spatial, temporal and form binding effects in vision: the contribution from extinction6.4. Driver and Husain: The role of spatial working memory deficits in pathological search by neglect patientsPart 7: Rehabilitation of Patients with Neglect7.1. Robertson and Manly: Cognitive routes to the rehabilitation of unilateral neglect7.2. Rossetti and Rode: Reducing spatial neglect by visual and other sensory manipulations: non-cognitive (physiological) routes to the rehabilitation of a cognitive disorder