A common, disabling, attention disorder marked by a failure to pay attention to items (some even as significant as people) on one side of space, despite the patient having a full visual field. It is caused by damage, particularly to the brain's right hemisphere, following a stroke. Affected individuals are often not aware of objects to their left. It can either be egocentric or allocentric.

Also Known As

  • Hemineglect
  • Hemispatial Neglect
  • Spatial Neglect
  • Contralateral Neglect
  • Visuospatial Neglect