Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hemispatial Neglect

Hemispatial Neglect, also known as unilateral neglect, creates a deficit in attention to and awareness of one side of space. It prevents people to process and perceive stimuli on one side of the body or environment that is not due to a lack on sensation. For example, people who suffer from this condition may only shave one side of their face or only put make-up on one side of their face. This is most commonly caused by damage to one hemisphere of the brain. In the video below, you will see a few examples of people who suffer from unilateral neglect. They are tested in many ways that show their lack of vision from the middle to the left side. Everything is viewed normally from the middle to the right, but there is nothing on the other side. I learned about this neurological condition in my cognitive psychology class, and I thought it was a very interesting topic to share.

Erin McDonald

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