PSYC 256 Lecture 10: (10) Neglect

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NEGLECT: DISORDER OF (SELECTIVE) ATTENTION
Neglect Syndrome
Cause
o Unilateral (typically right) parietal lesion
o Left mode of orientation (???) (affects left side)
Main symptoms
o Failure to acknowledge contralateral hemispace
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Extinction
Failure to perceive or respond to a stimulus contralateral to the lesion when
presented with a simultaneous stimulus ipsilateral to the lesion
Failing to acknowledge something on the left when competing with something on
the right
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