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.
Bibliographical noteThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition on 31/10/14, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13554794.2014.974620
Funding: MIUR to C.G. (PRIN 2010-2011; nr 2010ENPRYE_004).
- body ownership
- body representation
- body schema
- personal neglect