Illustrating where spatial perception versus memory-based representation: spatial neglect in a distinguished artist; a case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Spatial neglect is a disorder of attention, perception, and processing of stimuli in contralesional space. The heterogeneous behaviors involve diverse neuroanatomical mechanisms. Anecdotal evidence suggests that neural circuitry of active spatial perception may differ from that used to encode spatial memory. These differences can escape detection by conventional assessments, thereby leading to missed diagnoses. We present a case, in an artist who demonstrates selective impairment in a contralesional space during active Where spatial perception. His performance is better when asked to draw entirely from memory. This case highlights the variability in neglect, importance for comprehensive testing, and encourages further investigation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hreha, K; Chaudhari, A; Kong, Y; Maduri, P; Barrett, AM

Published Date

  • June 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 151 - 155

PubMed ID

  • 30035662

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6162150

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-3656

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/13554794.2018.1495741


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England