alexa Asymmetries of Visuospatial Attention in Schizophrenia
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Journal of Psychiatry
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Asymmetries of Visuospatial Attention in Schizophrenia

Chieffi S1, Villano I1, Iavarone A2, La Marra M1, Valenzano A3, Messina A1, Monda V1, Viggiano E1,4, Messina G3 and Monda M1*

1Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Human Physiology, Second University of Naples, Italy

2Neurological and Stroke Unit, CTO Hospital, AORN ‘‘Ospedali dei Colli’’, Naples, Italy

3Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

4Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Marcellino Monda
Department of Experimental Medicine
Human Physiology Section
Second University of Naples
Via Costantinopoli 16, 80138 Naples, Italy
Tel: 39815665804
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: September 15, 2016; Accepted Date: October 12, 2016; Published Date: October 18, 2016

Citation: Chieffi S, Villano I, Iavarone A, Marra M L, Valenzano A, et al. (2016) Asymmetries of Visuospatial Attention in Schizophrenia. J Psychiatry 19: 388. doi:10.4172/2378-5756.1000388

Copyright: © 2016 Chieffi S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Asymmetries of visuospatial attention has long been described in hemispatial neglect, a neurological syndrome in which brain damaged patients fail to acknowledge or explore stimuli presented to the contralesional side of space. Asymmetries for spatial attention were also investigated in schizophrenia. In this review, we report the researches that, using tasks selectively employed to study visuospatial processing in neglect patients, demonstrated hemineglect-like behaviour in schizophrenia. Intriguingly, these studies produced mixed evidence. Some researches found biases towards the left hemispace suggesting a right hemineglect, others towards the right hemispace suggesting a left hemineglect. We examine the possible factors that may have contributed in producing these conflicting findings.


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