Recovery from unilateral visuo-spatial neglect?

Cortex. 1976 Dec;12(4):303-12. doi: 10.1016/s0010-9452(76)80034-2.


Patients who had demonstrated unilateral visuo-spatial neglect on a simple drawing and copying task three to four weeks after a right hemisphere stroke were reassessed five months later. Although the incidence of neglect as defined had dropped markedly in that period, they remained impaired on tests of spatial analysis and visual perception relative to a group of right hemisphere patients without neglect. The measurement of neglect is discussed in the light of both these results and the stability of the neglect group's abnormal position preference on one of the tests administered.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Space Perception*
  • Time Factors
  • Visual Perception*