Hemineglect, extinction, and the importance of conscious processing
|Eric Siéroff a1|
a1 Laboratoire de Psychologie Expérimentale, Université René Descartes (Paris V) et CNRS, Centre Henri Piéron, 92774, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Neuropsychological studies on hemineglect and extinction show that “neglected” or “extinguished” stimuli can access a semantic level. However, processing of these stimuli is usually not accomplished at the same level as non-neglected stimuli. These data are compatible with Perruchet & Vinter's hypothesis of the importance of consciousness in the construction of representations and knowledge.