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Walking reduces spatial neglect

Tobias Loetscher, Celia Chen, Sabrina Hoppe, Andreas Bulling, Sophie Wignall, Churches Owen, Nicole Thomas, Andrew Lee

, 21(S2), pp. 120-121, 2015.


Abstract

Spatial neglect is a common consequence of stroke. Neglect behaviour is typically exacerbated by increased task demands. It was thus anticipated that the addition of a secondary task requiring general attention (walking) would worsen performance on tests of spatial neglect. Here, however, we report a patient in whom neglect was considerably reduced when performing a visual search task while walking.

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@article{loetscher15_ins, title = {Walking reduces spatial neglect}, author = {Loetscher, Tobias and Chen, Celia and Hoppe, Sabrina and Bulling, Andreas and Wignall, Sophie and Owen, Churches and Thomas, Nicole and Lee, Andrew}, year = {2015}, volume = {21}, number = {S2}, pages = {120-121}, booktitle = {Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society} }