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Investigating the bias of space representations in patients with stroke
  1. M Rousseaux1,
  2. J Honoré2
  1. 1Service de Rééducation Neurologique and EA 2691, Hôpital Swynghedauw, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire, Lille, France
  2. 2CNRS UMR 8160, Université Lille 2, CHRU, Lille, France
  1. Correspondence to:
 M Rousseaux
 Service de Rééducation Neurologique, Hôpital Swynghedauw, CHRU, 59037 Lille Cedex, France; mrousseaux{at}

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Can mis-orientation of spatial representation re-orient management of patients with stroke?

The analysis of spatial representation biases in patients with hemispheric stroke is the subject of two articles in this issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. This confirms the growing interest for this topic, because it provides data about the brain coding of spatial information and contributes to explaining the behaviour of patients in clinical situations.

In the elaboration of the representation of the egocentred space, it has been suggested that the reference frame constituted by the medial body axis has a strategic influence on the perceptive motor actions in the peripersonal space.1 The first bias of the representation of this reference was reported …

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