Representational neglect in "invisible" drawing from memory

Chiara Cristinzio, Luigi Trojano, Dario Grossi, Paolo Bartolomeo, C Bourlon, P Pradat Diehl, S Chokron

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We describe the case of a patient with right hemisphere damage and left unilateral neglect. The patient was asked to draw from memory common objects, either with or without visual feedback. In the conditions without visual feedback the patient was either blindfolded or he made "invisible" drawings using a pen with the cap on, the drawings being recorded with carbon paper underneath. Results showed more neglect without than with visual feedback, contrary to previously published cases. This patient's pattern of performance may result from the contribution of a deficit of spatial working memory. Alternatively or in addition, the patient, who was undergoing cognitive rehabilitation for neglect, may have found easier to compensate for his neglect with visual feedback, which allowed him to visually explore the left part of his drawings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-317
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Aged
  • Brain
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Memory
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Perceptual Disorders
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Space Perception
  • Stroke
  • Visual Perception

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