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Neurology. 2013 Oct 8;81(15):1280-1. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182a82571. Epub 2013 Aug 28.

Picturing the body in spatial neglect: descending a staircase.

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From Stroke Rehabilitation Research, Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ.

Abstract

Spatial neglect-a syndrome in which there is asymmetric perception, orienting, or response associated with functional disability(1)-has a potentially devastating effect on self-care and safety after stroke. Still, it frequently goes unrecognized.(2) How is this possible? A tremendously disabling disorder should be easy to detect. In this issue of Neurology(®), Rousseaux et al.(3) present a study that may give us an inkling of the problem: we may be assessing the eyes, but not the body.

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10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182a82571
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