Document Detail


Environment and object mental images in patients with representational neglect: two case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20331913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to shed light on the nature of the imagery deficits in two patients with representational neglect and to determine whether representational neglect is affected by the content of the mental images the patients have to generate, inspect and manipulate. In particular, we submitted two patients with different types of representational neglect to a battery of visual mental imagery tests to assess the different kinds of imagery processes. We found that Patient 1, whose performance was asymmetrical on the O'Clock Test, performed poorly on tasks involving the mental generation, inspection and manipulation of objects but showed no deficit on tasks involving the mental generation, inspection and manipulation of environments. On the other hand, Patient 2, whose performance was asymmetrical on the Familiar Squares Description Test, performed poorly on tasks involving the mental generation, inspection and manipulation of environments, but not on tasks involving the mental generation, inspection and manipulation of objects. Our results demonstrate that environments and objects in the imagery domain can be represented separately and can be selectively affected by damage following brain lesions.
Authors:
Liana Palermo; Raffaella Nori; Laura Piccardi; Fiorella Giusberti; Cecilia Guariglia
Related Documents :
12559993 - The relevance of attachment theory to the philosophy, organization, and practice of adu...
12893123 - Limits on theory of mind use in adults.
15030663 - A longitudinal analysis of discrete negative emotions and health-services use in elderl...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-03-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1469-7661     ISO Abbreviation:  J Int Neuropsychol Soc     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503760     Medline TA:  J Int Neuropsychol Soc     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  921-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Psicologia-39, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy. liana.palermo@uniroma1.it
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Long-term versus short-term memory deficits for faces in temporal lobe and generalized epilepsy pati...
Next Document:  Factor analysis and internal consistency evaluation of the FAMCARE Scale for use in the long-term ca...