Seeing objects smaller than they are: micropsia following right temporo-parietal infarction

Cortex. 1998 Feb;34(1):131-8. doi: 10.1016/s0010-9452(08)70742-1.


We report the case of an 84-year-old lady who, after a right temporo-parietal infarction, complained of seeing things smaller than she expected. She also related that straight lines appeared distorted and described seeing colours as if they were a badly mixed assemblage of hues. Her visual field was normal except for a transient left field extinction. No spatial neglect emerged. The patient's micropsia remained unchanged during the course of the six month follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cerebral Infarction / complications
  • Cerebral Infarction / pathology
  • Cerebral Infarction / psychology*
  • Cognition Disorders / etiology
  • Cognition Disorders / psychology*
  • Evoked Potentials, Visual / physiology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Parietal Lobe / pathology*
  • Temporal Lobe / pathology*
  • Visual Perception / physiology*