Event related potentials recorded in Dorsal Simultanagnosia

Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 1995 Dec;3(1):25-32. doi: 10.1016/0926-6410(95)00015-1.


Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) to central and lateral half field patterned stimuli of 1, 2 and 4 cycles per degree (cpd) were recorded in a patient with Dorsal Simultanagnosia due to bilateral lesions of parieto-occipital junction. VEPs consisted of the normal N1-P1-N2 components with same spatial frequency sensitivity as in controls. VEPs had similar latencies and amplitudes whether the patient could see or not the patterned stimuli. Event related potentials (ERPs) to visual and acoustic odd-ball paradigm were also recorded in the same patient. Visual ERPs consisted of an early NA-effect, and of N2-P3 components. P3 was recorded only from frontal, central and temporal derivations. The topographical P3 abnormality was, however, the same for visual and acoustic odd-ball paradigms. The amplitude of P3 was smaller when the patient missed visual stimuli. These findings show that severe bilateral lesions at the parieto-occipital junction, inducing Simultanagnosia, do not obliterate VEPs or ERPs components.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation
  • Aged
  • Electroencephalography
  • Evoked Potentials, Visual / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Photic Stimulation
  • Reaction Time / physiology
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vision Disorders / diagnostic imaging
  • Vision Disorders / physiopathology*