Informational content and unilateral neglect: A longitudinal investigation of five subjects with right hemisphere damage

L. R. Cherney*, D. P. Drimmer, A. S. Halper

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Abstract

The relationship between unilateral visual neglect and production of narrative discourse in five patients with right hemisphere damage (RHD) was examined longitudinally. Initially, all subjects demonstrated a left unilateral neglect on the Behavioural Inattention Test. During subsequent testing at 6-8 months and 12-16 months post-onset, subjects with a persistent unilateral neglect produced less concise discourse with reductions in the percentage of meaningful content units as compared to a group of control subjects. Subjects with a transient unilateral neglect produced informational content that was comparable to the normal subjects. Results support the notion that the presence and persistence of a unilateral visual neglect might assist in delineating more homogeneous groups of RHD subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-363
Number of pages13
JournalAphasiology
Volume11
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • LPN and LVN

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