Spatial neglect

Studies on spatial neglect are examples of studies on the cognitive processes of the brain.

Spatial neglect refers to a phenomenon in which an individual consistently ignores stimuli presented from one side of the body. Although some sufferers are aware of their condition, others are entirely oblivious.

Further to only recognising senses from one side of the body (i.e. only seeing, hearing etc. half of what they should), individuals suffering from spatial neglect may experience reconstructed memories, whereby they only recall sensory information from one side of memories.

Spatial neglect is mainly caused from damage in the right parietal lobe, meaning that the left sensory side is neglected more often than the right.