Orienting to extinguished signals in hemispatial neglect

Shai Danziger, Alan Kingstone, Robert D. Rafal

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Abstract

This study tested for spatial orienting effects, without awareness, to signals presented in the neglected hemifield of 2 hemispatial-neglect patients. The experiment adapted a spatial precuing paradigm for measuring the effects of visual attention. Contralesional orienting hastened subsequent target detection at the location of an extinguished precue. These findings validate a claim that orienting can occur independently of overt detection and indicate that location information is registered in the neglected field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalPsychological Science
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)

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