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Motor role of human inferior parietal lobe revealed in unilateral neglect patients.

Abstract:

The exact role of the parietal lobe in spatial cognition is controversial. One influential hypothesis proposes that it subserves spatial perception, whereas other accounts suggest that its primary role is to direct spatial movement. For humans, it has been suggested that these functions may be divided between inferior and superior parietal lobes, respectively. In apparent support of a purely perceptual function for the inferior parietal lobe (IPL), patients with lesions to this structure, par...

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10.1038/32413

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Author
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
392
Issue:
6672
Pages:
179-182
Publication date:
1998-03-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
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uuid:0c661693-b034-492c-88aa-4a628f88bc8b
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365323
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pubs:365323

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