Imaging studies of recovery from unilateral neglect

Stefano F. Cappa, Daniela Perani

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Abstract

The paper reviews the contribution of functional neuroimaging investigations (using single photon emission tomography, positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance) to the study of the neural mechanisms of recovery in patients with unilateral spatial neglect due to stroke. In addition, it highlights the important contribution of Luigi Pizzamiglio's experimental work in establishing a theoretical framework for the interpretation of imaging findings. The main tenet of this conception is that the brain reorganisation associated to recovery results from the engagement of both ipsilesional and contralesional brain areas, which in normal subjects are associated to task-relevant processes, such as oculomotor behaviour and visuo-spatial attentional shifts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalExperimental Brain Research
Volume206
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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Functional Neuroimaging
Brain
Photons
Positron-Emission Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Stroke

Keywords

  • Functional imaging
  • Recovery
  • Unilateral spatial neglect
  • Visuo-spatial attention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Imaging studies of recovery from unilateral neglect. / Cappa, Stefano F.; Perani, Daniela.

In: Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 206, No. 2, 10.2010, p. 237-241.

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Cappa, Stefano F. ; Perani, Daniela. / Imaging studies of recovery from unilateral neglect. In: Experimental Brain Research. 2010 ; Vol. 206, No. 2. pp. 237-241.
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