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Contralateral neglect is a disturbance of the patient's ability to respond to stimuli on the side of the body opposite (contralateral) to the side of brain lesion, in the absence of simple sensory or motor deficits. Patients with contralateral neglect often behave as though the left side of their world does not exist and they often fail to appreciate that they have a problem. The disturbance is often associated with large lesions of the right posterior parietal lobe. In one example, Mrs. T acquired contralateral neglect following a massive stroke in the posterior portion of her right hemisphere.

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