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disregard of or failure to perform some task or function.
unilateral neglect
1. hemiapraxia with failure to pay attention to bodily grooming and stimuli on one side but not on the other, usually due to a lesion in the central nervous system, as after a stroke. Called also selective inattention.
2. a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which there is a lack of awareness and attention to one side of the body.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

un·i·lat·er·al ne·glect

(yūni-latĕr-ăl nĕg-lekt)
A neuropsychological condition, after damage to one hemisphere (e.g., stroke), in which there is a lack of awareness or diminished attention to one side of the body. The side of neglect is often contralateral to the damaged hemisphere.
Synonym(s): hemiagnosia, hemispatial neglect.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

unilateral neglect

Impairment in sensory and motor response, mental representation, and spatial attention of the body and the corresponding environment characterized by inattention to one side and overattention to the opposite side. Left side neglect is more severe and persistent than ride side neglect.
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Trauner, "Hemispatial neglect in young children with early unilateral brain damage," Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol.
Effect of Eye Patching in Rehabilitation of Hemispatial Neglect. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2(7), 527.
The first aim of the present study was to measure ERPs to visual auditory and somatosensory stimuli in neglect patients as well as in healthy control subjects to further verify the mechanisms underlying hemispatial neglect. In addition ERPs to stimuli of all three modalities were determined in the patients with neglect/extinction at the (sub)acute phase and 3 and12 months post-stroke.
A number of possible explanations for these site-of-lesions discrepancies arise, including differences in procedures and definitions of hemispatial neglect.
The study involved 20 people with hemispatial neglect. Ten received 10 sessions of magnetic stimulation over two weeks.
Oculographic analysis of word reading in hemispatial neglect. Physiology & Behavior, 77, 613-619.
Non-spatially lateralized mechanisms in hemispatial neglect. Nat.Rev.Neurosci., 4, 26-36.
Changing attentional demands in left hemispatial neglect. Archives of Neurology, 48, 1263-1266.
Vuilleumier, "Partial recovery of visual extinction by pavlovian conditioning in a patient with hemispatial neglect," Cortex, vol.
In addition to the location of the lesion, lateralized neurocognitive deficits, such as aphasia and hemispatial neglect, may be related to acute and protracted dysphagia.
Is hemispatial neglect produced by right parietal lobe damage associated with retinal or gravitational coordinates?