Unilateral Spatial Neglect: Clinical Aspects

  • Paolo Bartolomeo


This chapter provides an overview of the clinical and neuropsychological aspects of unilateral spatial neglect. Neglect is the most relevant disorder occurring after right hemisphere lesions, both from the clinical point of view, because of its frequency and of its negative prognostic value for functional recovery, and from the neuroscientific perspective, because of the severity and variety of the attention deficits which contribute to patients’ impairments.


Spatial cognition Reading Target search Line bisection Drawing tasks Representational tasks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Bartolomeo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brain and Spine Institute Hôpital de la SalpêtrièreInstitut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyCatholic UniversityMilanItaly

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