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Dorsal simultanagnosia: An impairment of visual processing or visual awareness?

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When presented with two objects patients with simultanagnosia show a marked impairment at naming both items. This has led many authors to conclude that the second item is not being processed (e.g., Robinson, 2003). However, this deficit may instead reflect a deficit with explicit, or conscious report. We investigated this issue using a semantic priming paradigm that allowed us to assess implicit processing of the second "unseen" item. We presented a patient, with bilateral parietal damage, wi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Role:
Author
Journal:
Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior
Volume:
42
Issue:
5
Pages:
740-749
Publication date:
2006-07-05
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EISSN:
1973-8102
ISSN:
0010-9452
URN:
uuid:6fdf37b9-cba0-4555-8c7e-a1b32465cc57
Source identifiers:
368870
Local pid:
pubs:368870

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