Brain Cogn 2013 Feb 17;81(1):18-23. Epub 2012 Nov 17.
Center for Neuropsychological Research, Department of Neurosciences, Università Cattolica of Rome, Italy.
The nature of object-centred (allocentric) neglect and the possibility of dissociating it from egocentric (subject-centred) forms of neglect are controversial. Originally, allocentric neglect was described by Gainotti, D'Erme, Monteleone & Silveri (1986) and Gainotti, Messerli, & Tissot (1972) in patients who reproduced all the elements of a multi-object scene, but left unfinished the left side of one or more of them. More recently, however, Karnath, Mandler, and Clavagnier (2011) have claimed that the severity of allocentric neglect worsens when a complex 'object' shifts from an ipsilesional to a contralesional egocentric position. Read More