Visual and verbal styles in patients with cognitive deficits: A preliminary study

Chiara Incorpora, Serena Oliveri, Marina Genevini, Laura Santagostino, Laura Tettamanti, Alessandro Antonietti, Annalisa Risoli

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This study aims to assess the relationships between the verbalizervisualizer styles and visuospatial skills in 53 patients with acquired brain injury and consequent cognitive deficits. Results showed a high tendency to mentally visualize in patients with visuospatial neglect and a low tendency toward visualization in patients with attention and memory deficits. The verbalizervisualizer style did not correlate to performance in perception and imagery visuospatial tasks. This study suggests that patients with neglect can benefit from an imagery training that some might believe to mismatch with the features of the patients' cognitive functioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-564
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Cognitive impairment
  • Cognitive style
  • Mental imagery
  • Visual neglect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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