Do perceptual asymmetries differ in peripersonal and extrapersonal space?

Nicole A. Thomas, Lorin J. Elias

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A space-based dissociation has been observed in clinical hemineglect, wherein neglect can be specific to either peripersonal or extrapersonal space. This same dissociation might occur in pseudoneglect, where both space-based and visual field differences have been observed. Upper and bottom visual field differences were examined within-subjects (N = 39), by presenting the greyscales task in both peripersonal and extrapersonal space. The leftward bias was strongest in the bottom visual field; however, no space-based differences were observed. It appears that perceptual biases differ between the upper and bottom visual fields, but this is not related to space-based perceptual biases. (JINS, 2010, 16, 210214.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-214
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Far space
  • Lateral biases
  • Laterality
  • Near space
  • Pseudoneglect
  • Spatial attention
  • Visual field differences

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