Eye movements in search in visual neglect
Forti, Sara, Humphreys, Glyn W. and Watson, Derrick G. . (2005) Eye movements in search in visual neglect. Visual Cognition, Vol.12 (No.6). pp. 1143-1160. ISSN 1350-6285Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13506280444000689
We report data on eye movements in a patient (MP) with unilateral visual neglect, in a task of searching a real-world scene. We demonstrate that MP missed some contralesional targets after fixating on them. On such "miss" trials, MP's eye movements were similar to those on objects in target-absent trials trials, where MP was cued to search for a target that was not actually present. In addition, MP showed little evidence of memory for the locations of objects that remained across a trial, though poor memory fails to explain performance on trials where targets were fixated. We suggest that, in this case, neglect reflected the poor uptake of information from the contralesional side of space, so that even fixated targets sometimes failed to match a "template" held in his memory.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Eye -- Movements, Memory disorders, Attention (Psychology), Short-term memory, Visual fields, Visual perception|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Visual Cognition|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 1143-1160|
|Funder:||Medical Research Council (Great Britain) (MRC), Stroke Association (Great Britain)|
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