We have recorded steady-state visual evoked potentials (VEPs) from patients with vascular damage to their right brain hemispheres, some suffering from unilateral spatial neglect (n = 9), and some not (n = 7). VEPs were recorded in response to sinusoidal gratings of 0.56 cycle/deg contrast-reversed sinusoidally at temporal frequencies from 4-11 Hz. Stimuli were presented either to the left or to the right visual field, or to both. Confirming previous reports, reliable VEPs were recorded from stimuli in the left contralesional hemifield, of comparable amplitude to those of the ipsilesional hemifield and to those of both hemifields of brain damaged patients without neglect. However, analysis of apparent latency derived from phase data showed that the VEPs from the contralesional hemifield were systematically delayed by 30-40 ms compared with those of the ipsilesional hemifield, and compared with both hemifields of the nonneglect groups. This result suggests changes in neural processing in neglect patients.
|Autori:||SPINELLI D; BURR DC; MORRONE M.C.|
|Titolo:||SPATIAL NEGLECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED LATENCIES OF VISUAL-EVOKED POTENTIALS|
|Anno del prodotto:||1994|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|