IMR Press / FBL / Volume 9 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.2741/1261

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

Intentional neglect
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1 Department of Neurology, L3-100 McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine, Newell Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2004, 9(1), 694–705;
Published: 1 January 2004

The neglect syndrome has been defined as a failure to report, respond or orient to novel or meaningful stimuli presented to the side opposite of a brain lesion when this failure can not be attributed to elemental sensory (e.g., hemianopia) or motor (hemiplegia) deficits. This failure to report, respond or orient can be induced by attentional, representation-memory, and intentional deficits. The four major intentional deficits that can be associated with neglect include, akinesia (body part, directional and hemispatial), impersistence, defective response inhibition and motor perseveration. In this article we define and discuss each of these intentional disorders, describe how to test patients for these disorders and the neuropsychological and pathophysiological mechanisms that might be associated with these disorders.

Spatial Neglect
Intentional Disorders
Motor Neglect
Visual-Spatial Dysfunction
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