Near and far visual processing in neglect patients

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sonia Crottaz-Herbette

Overview

Neglect deficits in patients with right parietal damage can concern the near, peripersonal, space (i.e. within manipulatory range) or the far space (outside reaching distance). Several studies have been conducted to determine if lesions in specific regions are inducing more deficits in the near or the far space but results so far have not been conclusive. In this project we are investigating near and far visual deficits in patients with right brain damage by using a new task.

Collaborators

Dr. Sonia Crottaz-Herbette

Nicole Muller, Master student, Faculté de Biologie et Médecine, 2013-2015

Funding

The work was supported by grants to S. Crottaz-Herbette from the Swiss National Science Foundation (Marie-Heim-Vögtlin fellowship FNS PMPDP3_129028) and from the Biaggi Foundation.