Lack of orientation due to a congenital brain malformation: A case study

Giuseppe Iaria, Chiara Incoccia, Laura Piccardi, Daniele Nico, Umberto Sabatini, Cecilia Guariglia

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Abstract

Topographical disorientation is usually described in patients who have lost the ability to orient themselves as a consequence of acquired focal brain damage. Here, we describe the case of a 20-year-old woman with a congenital brain malformation who has never been able to orient herself within the environment. We addressed in detail her ability to orient and navigate within the environment by administering a number of tasks in both ecological and experimental surroundings. The results indicate a complete inability to use any kind of strategy useful for orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-474
Number of pages12
JournalNeurocase
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

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