Right hemispatial neglect: Frequency and characterization following acute left hemisphere stroke

Jonathan T. Kleinman, Melissa Newhart, Cameron Davis, Jennifer Heidler-Gary, Rebecca F. Gottesman, Argye E. Hillis

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The frequency of various types of unilateral spatial neglect and associated areas of neural dysfunction after left hemisphere stroke are not well characterized. Unilateral spatial neglect (USN) in distinct spatial reference frames have been identified after acute right, but not left hemisphere stroke. We studied 47 consecutive right handed patients within 48 h of left hemisphere stroke to determine the frequency and distribution of types of right USN using cognitive testing and MRI imaging. The distribution of USN types was different from the previously reported distribution following acute right hemisphere stroke. In this left hemisphere stroke population, allocentric neglect was more frequent than egocentric neglect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-59
Number of pages10
JournalBrain and Cognition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Global processing
  • Local processing
  • Parietal cortex
  • Spatial attention
  • Spatial neglect
  • Temporal cortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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