toshrimpNOtoSPAM at hotmail.com.invalid
Sat Apr 8 09:06:11 EST 2000
Thanks for your input. I will get back to this later.
In article <8cct0g$e7t$1 at pump1.york.ac.uk>, "Pam Blundell"
<pjw106 at york.ac.uk> wrote:
>"Marie" <toshrimpNOtoSPAM at hotmail.com.invalid> wrote in message
>news:00f23a03.e9adb180 at usw-ex0102-015.remarq.com...
>> Hi Pam,
>> Thanks for your respons. Yes, I realised that I did a
>> my text with regard to neglect. Due to neglect I guess!!! :)
>> I have the Parking book, but what I don't seem to get to get a
>> grip around is whether blindsight is a condition or a result
>> hemianopia. SOmeitmes they are writing about blindsight as if
>> that is a separate condition from hemianopia, but surely
>> blindsight is a consequence of hemianopia!?
>Hemianopia can be a result of damage to several different
>Blindsight will arise if the damage is in later processing
areas. If (for
>example) the thalamus (LGN) is damaged, I don't think you would
>blindsight, as this is before the separation of the visual
>Similarly, you can get blindsight with complete blindness, not
>hemianopia, or with scotoma (small areas of blindness).
>The two conditions, while they do sometimes co-occur, each one
>necc. or sufficient to cause the other.
>Theres an interesting classic paper by goodale and milner
(1992) in Trends
>in Neurosciences that would be worth tracking down (its in the
back of the
>Ellis and Young book I cited in my last posting), that talks
>differences between two pathways of visual processing, and is
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