To explain relative leftward overextension in a line extension task by left unilateral neglect subjects, Bisiach et al. (1998) suggested that the representation of space is distorted - i.e., dilated towards the left side. If perception of the velocity of a moving stimulus is due to a calculation of the distance covered per unit time in representational space, then a stimulus with uniform linear motion should be perceived as decelerating when moving leftwards in the visual field of a subject with left unilateral neglect. We investigated the perception of acceleration in a patient with left unilateral neglect and spatial distortion (revealed as relative left overextension in a line extension task) using a task in which the stimuli were right and left moving targets with variable acceleration. The patient's ability to perceive acceleration was much lower (higher acceleration threshold) for leftward movements than rightward movements. Fourteen months later unilateral neglect had improved, and the relative left overextension and decreasing acceleration threshold for leftward movements were reduced. By contrast, alterations in the perception of acceleration for leftward movements were not found in a patient with left unilateral neglect and left underextension and in a patient with right brain damage and left hemianopia. These findings in one patient with left spatial unilateral neglect and a relative left overextension in a line extension task are consistent with the hypothesis that representational space is distorted, with a disproportionate leftward expansion, that affects perception of movement.
Geminiani, G., Corazzini, L., Stucchi, N.A., & Gindri, P. (2004). Acceleration perception and spatial distortion in a left unilateral neglect patient. CORTEX, 40(2), 315-322 [10.1016/S0010-9452(08)70126-6].
|Citazione:||Geminiani, G., Corazzini, L., Stucchi, N.A., & Gindri, P. (2004). Acceleration perception and spatial distortion in a left unilateral neglect patient. CORTEX, 40(2), 315-322 [10.1016/S0010-9452(08)70126-6].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Acceleration perception and spatial distortion in a left unilateral neglect patient|
|Autori:||Geminiani, G; Corazzini, L; Stucchi, NA; Gindri, P|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0010-9452(08)70126-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|