Immediate visual-spatial memory in hemisphere-damaged patients

Impairment of verbal coding and of perceptual processing

G. Gainotti*, C. Caltagirone, G. Miceli

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A test of immediate visual-spatial memory was administered to 71 normal controls, 140 right and 219 left brain-damaged patients, in order to check if immediate visual recognition is lowered chiefly by an aphasic or by a perceptual disorder. Results showed that both a visual field defect and, even more, a language disturbance impair visual recognition of brain-damaged patiens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-507
Number of pages7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


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