Peculiar body representation alterations in hemineglect:a case report


We report the case of FP affected by personal and extrapersonal neglect and a body representation deficit characterized by delusional ideas. When FP performed the human figure, he placed body parts to the left, despite his extrapersonal neglect. Differently, when he performed the car figure, he placed all parts to the right, in line with his deficit. Comparing FP with a small patient group with the same clinical features without delusional ideas about body emerged that he was the only one to suffer from a specific body representation deficit characterized by a lack of body ownership sense.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition on 31/10/14, available online: Funding: MIUR to C.G. (PRIN 2010-2011; nr 2010ENPRYE_004).
Uncontrolled Keywords: anosognosia,body ownership,body representation,body schema,personal neglect,Clinical Neurology,Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Publication ISSN: 1465-3656
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015
Published Online Date: 2014-10-04
Authors: di Vita, A.
Palermo, L. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8047-7201)
Piccardi, L.
Guariglia, C.



Version: Accepted Version

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