Pure imagery hemi-neglect of far space
Patients with hemispatial neglect restricted to near (within reaching distance) or to far space (beyond reaching distance) have been described. This constitutes a double-dissociation considered by current neurocognitive thinking as compelling evidence for separate networks. However, a similar double-dissociation exists with respect to perceived as opposed to imagined space. If the organization of represented space was similar to that of perceived space, it should contain a far/near dissociation as well. This paper describes a patient with pure representational neglect restricted to far space.
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