Hemineglet

Topics: Brain, Nervous system, Central nervous system Pages: 1 (433 words) Published: June 2, 2013
Through the Looking Glass

A Neurological syndrome is any disorder in the nervous system of the human body. One example of such disorder is the Hemineglect Disorder where one hemisphere of the brain is damaged causing a deficit in attention or awareness, whereas patients tend not to pay attention to the left side of their bodies. As strange as that might sound, patients with this disorder do not take knowledge to objects on the left, therefore they ignore every part of their body on that side. The symptoms of this syndrome can be quite noticeable; most patients who have this ignore stimuli to the left as opposed to the right side. For example if one is talking with a group of people that person does not pay attention to the people on his or her left, only the ones in front of or to the right. This is not mean that the person does not care about the person on the left but rather their brain does not allow them to acknowledge the person on the left. Such things as talking to someone and ignoring have a reason, due to a neurological syndrome, this does not mean they are blind but rather that the right side of their parietal lobe is damaged as caused by a stroke or any other medical problems. A neglected patient is unable to make the right neural connections in the reticular causing them not to process information as images or pay attention. The main cause is due to an injury such as a stroke in the right parietal lobe, because the right side is the main source of vision aspects or “searchlight’ to the left side and also the right side of the human eyes. As for the opposite side of the parietal lobe has the control of the right and also the ability of language. Moreover if the right side of the parietal lobe has been damaged it looses its searchlight entirely but the left side only compensates the right side of the vision since it has the ability to, making the patient only be able to notice the right side of the world. Many neglected patients will also be unable...
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