Errors of somatosensory localisation in a patient with right-hemisphere stroke

Rebekah C. White, Anne M. Aimola Davies, Udo Kischka

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    Abstract

    Following a right-hemisphere stroke, Patient NG could detect somatosensory stimulation that she was unable to localise. With vision precluded, NG systematically mislocalised touch on the little and ring finger of her affected left hand, and reported feeling this touch on the neighbouring rightward finger. This pattern of mislocalisation occurred not only when the Examiner administered touch but also when touch was self-administered. We manipulated the relative position of NG's two hands during sensory assessment of the affected hand. When NG's right hand was positioned to the left of her affected hand, NG exhibited improved localisation. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)238-258
    Number of pages21
    JournalNeurocase
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

    Keywords

    • Localisation
    • Perceptual representation
    • Plasticity
    • Right-hemisphere
    • Rubber hand paradigm
    • Self-touch

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