Cognitive rehabilitation interventions for neglect and related disorders: Moving from bench to bedside in stroke patients

Anna M. Barrett, Laurel J. Buxbaum, H. Branch Coslett, Emmeline Edwards, Kenneth M. Heilman, Argye E. Hillis, William P. Milberg, Ian H. Robertson

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Abstract

The spatial neglect syndrome, defined by asymmetric attention and action not attributed to primary motor or sensory dysfunction and accompanied by functional disability, is a major cause of post-stroke morbidity. In this review, we consider the challenges and obstacles facing scientific researches wishing to evaluate the mechanisms and effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions. Spatial neglect is a heterogeneous disorder, for which consensus research definitions are not currently available, and it is unclear which of the deficits associated with the syndrome causes subsequent disability. We review current opinion about methods of assessment, suggest a rational approach to selecting therapies which requires further study, and make systems-level and theoretical recommendations for building theory. We lastly review some creative questions for consideration in future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1223-1236
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of cognitive neuroscience
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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    Barrett, A. M., Buxbaum, L. J., Coslett, H. B., Edwards, E., Heilman, K. M., Hillis, A. E., Milberg, W. P., & Robertson, I. H. (2006). Cognitive rehabilitation interventions for neglect and related disorders: Moving from bench to bedside in stroke patients. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 18(7), 1223-1236. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2006.18.7.1223