Friday, June 30, 2017

Hemineglect mnemonic + clock drawing

Hemineglect - where is the lesion ? Which side is neglected?

Mnemonic: Hemineg-left. Left side is neglected. 

Lesion located in the right parietal lobe (non dominant lobe).

Interesting fact: Right-brain-damaged (RBD) individuals with spatial neglect often depict an object with left-sided features absent on drawing.

Usually, the patient is asked to draw a clock.
The drawing of patients with hemineglect contain empty space on the left, as if the clock were covered by an opaque semicircle.

However, this metaphoric occlusion frequently leaves the rim of the clock unaffected. The circular outline is rarely compromised in neglect patients’ clock drawings and is almost always the first feature produced in the task.

Interesting, isn't it?

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