Peculiar body representation alterations in hemineglect: a case report

A. di Vita, L. Palermo, L. Piccardi, C. Guariglia

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We report the case of FP affected by personal and extrapersonal neglect and a body representation deficit characterized by delusional ideas. When FP performed the human figure, he placed body parts to the left, despite his extrapersonal neglect. Differently, when he performed the car figure, he placed all parts to the right, in line with his deficit. Comparing FP with a small patient group with the same clinical features without delusional ideas about body emerged that he was the only one to suffer from a specific body representation deficit characterized by a lack of body ownership sense.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-706
Number of pages10
Issue number6
Early online date4 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition on 31/10/14, available online:

Funding: MIUR to C.G. (PRIN 2010-2011; nr 2010ENPRYE_004).


  • anosognosia
  • body ownership
  • body representation
  • body schema
  • personal neglect


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