Interactions of space and language: Insights from the neglect syndrome

Khetrapal Neha*

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    The current article speculates about the interrelations between space and language from the perspective of the neglect syndrome. Various conflicting findings are reviewed and the effect of cultural factors is strongly emphasised. Current scientific literature describes relationships between space and language; however, the available data render it difficult to conclude whether it is the primacy of spatial representations or the complex two-way interaction between linguistic and spatial representations that determines the nature of cognitive processing. It is hoped that studying the neglect syndrome will provide a solution to this problem. Finally, directions for future research are provided that requires bridging the gap between cognitive theorising and neuroscientific approaches.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)188-193
    Number of pages6
    JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


    • Brain damage
    • Cognitive processing
    • Language
    • Neuropsychology


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