Unilateral neglect is a fairly common disorder, usually associated with a stroke, which results in a neglect or lack of attention to one side of space usually, but not exclusively, the left. Theoretically, it is one of the most interesting and important areas in neuropsychology; practically, it is one of the greatest therapeutic problems facing therapists and rehabilitationists. This book covers all aspects of the disorder, from an historical survey of research to date, through the nature and anatomical bases of neglect, and on to review contemporary theories on the subject. The final section covers behavioural and physical remediation. A greater understanding of unilateral neglect will have important implications not just for this particular disorder but for the understanding of brain function as a whole.
Table of Contents
Section A: What is Neglect? P. Halligan, J. Marshall, The Nature and Natural History of Neglect. G. Valler, The Anatomical Basis of Spatial Hemineglect in Humans. Section B: Neuropsychological Processes Underlying Neglect. G. Gainotti, The Role of Spontaneous Eye Movements in Orienting Attention and in Unilateral Neglect. G. Rizzolatti, A. Berti, Neural Mechanisms of Spatial Neglect. M. Kinsbourne, Orientational Bias Model of Unilateral Neglect: Evidence from Attentional Gradients within Hemispace. M.J. Farah, M.A. Wallace, S.P. Vecera, "What" and "Where" in Visual Attention: Evidence from the Neglect Syndrome. G.W. Humphries, M.J. Riddoch, Interactive Attentional Systems and Unilateral Visual Neglect. I. Robertson, The Relationship between Lateralised and Non-Lateralised Attentional Deficits in Unilateral Left Neglect. L.C. Robertson, M. Eglin, Attentional Search in Unilateral Visual Neglect. E. Làdevas, Shifts of Attention in Patients with Visual Neglect. R. Werth, Shifts and Omissions in Spatial Reference in Unilateral Neglect. A.W. Ellis, A.W. Young, B.M. Flude, Neglect and Visual Language. J. Marshall, P. Halligan, I. Robertson, A Critical Review of Contemporary Theories. Section C: Rehabilitation of Neglect. L. Diller, The Behavioural Management of Neglect. I. Robertson, P. Halligan, J. Marshall, Prospects for the Rehabilitation of Unilateral Neglect.