May 4th, 2006

me: ooh!

Disorder #1

Disorder #1


Hemi-inattention: A disturbance of a person's awareness of space on the side of the body opposite a stroke-causing lesion.

Oliver Sacks, in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, describes the case of a lady who suffered a stroke and lost all awareness of the left side of her body. She ate only the food on the right side of her plate and applied makeup only to the right half of her face.