Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

PHENOMENA OF SENSORY SUPPRESSION

PHENOMENA OF SENSORY SUPPRESSION Abstract RECENTLY Bender and Furlow1 reviewed the literature and described their case of an interesting sequel to cerebral injury similar to a syndrome first noted during World War 1. Briefly, this syndrome consists in the extinction, suppression or obscuration of the perception of an object in an "affected" field of vision when an object is presented simultaneously on the other, or "normal," side of the central point of fixation. In persons with this disturbance, who have suffered injuries primarily of the parieto-occipital cortex, an object is visible in the "affected" field provided there is no strong stimulation in the unaffected field. This phenomenon had previously been attributed by various authors to a defect in the patient's attentiveness. Bender and Furlow, however, pointed out in their report that the factor of attention provides only a partial explanation of what occurs in the syndrome. They elucidated the matter further by using Goldstein's References 1. Bender, M. B., and Furlow, L. T.: Phenomenon of Visual Extinction in Homonymous Fields and Psychologic Principles Involved , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 53:29-33 ( (Jan.) ) 1945. 2. Goldstein, K., in discussion on Bender and Furlow.1 3. Bender, M. B.: Extinction and Precipitation of Cutaneous Sensations , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 54:1-9 ( (July) ) 1945. 4. Riddoch, G.: Visual Disorientations in Homonymous Half-Fields , Brain 58:376-382, 1945. 5. Dusser de Barenne, J. G.; Garol, H. W., and McCulloch, W. S.: Physiological Neuronography of the Corticostriatal Connections , A. Research Nerv. & Ment. Dis., Proc. 21:246-266, 1941. 6. von Bonin, G.; Garol, H. W., and McCulloch, W. S.: The Functional Organization of the Occipital Lobe , Biol. Symposia 7:165, 1942. 7. Garol, H. W.: The Functional Organization of the Sensory Cortex of the Cat , J. Neuropath. & Exper. Neurol. 1:320-329, 1942. 8. Garol, H. W.: Personal communication to the author. 9. Dusser de Barenne, Garol and McCulloch.5 10. von Bonin, Garol and McCulloch.6 11. Garol.7 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

PHENOMENA OF SENSORY SUPPRESSION

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 55 (6) – Jun 1, 1946

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/phenomena-of-sensory-suppression-SQ9YxUBxL1
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1946 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6754
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300170027004
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Abstract RECENTLY Bender and Furlow1 reviewed the literature and described their case of an interesting sequel to cerebral injury similar to a syndrome first noted during World War 1. Briefly, this syndrome consists in the extinction, suppression or obscuration of the perception of an object in an "affected" field of vision when an object is presented simultaneously on the other, or "normal," side of the central point of fixation. In persons with this disturbance, who have suffered injuries primarily of the parieto-occipital cortex, an object is visible in the "affected" field provided there is no strong stimulation in the unaffected field. This phenomenon had previously been attributed by various authors to a defect in the patient's attentiveness. Bender and Furlow, however, pointed out in their report that the factor of attention provides only a partial explanation of what occurs in the syndrome. They elucidated the matter further by using Goldstein's References 1. Bender, M. B., and Furlow, L. T.: Phenomenon of Visual Extinction in Homonymous Fields and Psychologic Principles Involved , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 53:29-33 ( (Jan.) ) 1945. 2. Goldstein, K., in discussion on Bender and Furlow.1 3. Bender, M. B.: Extinction and Precipitation of Cutaneous Sensations , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 54:1-9 ( (July) ) 1945. 4. Riddoch, G.: Visual Disorientations in Homonymous Half-Fields , Brain 58:376-382, 1945. 5. Dusser de Barenne, J. G.; Garol, H. W., and McCulloch, W. S.: Physiological Neuronography of the Corticostriatal Connections , A. Research Nerv. & Ment. Dis., Proc. 21:246-266, 1941. 6. von Bonin, G.; Garol, H. W., and McCulloch, W. S.: The Functional Organization of the Occipital Lobe , Biol. Symposia 7:165, 1942. 7. Garol, H. W.: The Functional Organization of the Sensory Cortex of the Cat , J. Neuropath. & Exper. Neurol. 1:320-329, 1942. 8. Garol, H. W.: Personal communication to the author. 9. Dusser de Barenne, Garol and McCulloch.5 10. von Bonin, Garol and McCulloch.6 11. Garol.7

Journal

Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1946

References