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Effects of cueing on visuospatial processing in unilateral spatial neglect

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Patients with typical left unilateral spatial neglect bisected lines after cueing to the left end-point, the fixation point being monitored with an eye camera. They persisted with the point of initial fixation made after cueing and placed the mark there without searching leftwards again. The rightward shift of fixation to the initial point of fixation thus determined the location of the subjective midpoint. We consider that rightward attentional bias increased the amplitude of this shift that was planned on the basis of the perception of the whole line while cueing. This hypothesis may explain smaller but obvious rightward bisection errors found in the cueing condition.

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Ishiai, S., Seki, K., Koyama, Y. et al. Effects of cueing on visuospatial processing in unilateral spatial neglect. J Neurol 242, 367–373 (1995).

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Key words

  • Unilateral spatial neglect
  • Line bisection test
  • Cueing
  • Eye-fixation pattern