Unilateral neglect after right-hemisphere damage: Contributions from event-related potentials

Leon Y. Deouell*, Heikki Hämäläinen, Shlomo Bentin

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Unilateral neglect is a frequent sequel of right-hemisphere damage. Patients suffering from neglect may fail to detect, orient to, acknowledge or respond to stimuli on their contralesional side, even in the absence of primary sensory or motor loss. Despite the major clinical significance of the phenomenon and its potential implications for our understanding of human cognition, the underlying cognitive deficits are not well understood. We review the relatively few event-related potential studies that attempted to assess the different parts of the cognitive system in neglect patients. We suggest that theories of neglect, based primarily on performance data, may be refined by incorporating these results, and that this line of research may provide information that is not available using traditional performance measures. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)225-234
Number of pages10
JournalAudiology and Neuro-Otology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2000


  • Attention
  • Brain damage
  • Event-related potential (ERP)
  • Mismatch negativity (MMN)
  • N
  • N(d)
  • P
  • P(a)
  • Unilateral neglect


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