Spatial awareness under attentional load in stroke patients and healthy participants

01 February 2014 → 01 March 2015
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
neuropsychology spatial awareness stroke TMS neglect spatial attention attentional load cognition
Project description

Everyday life often requires to perform several tasks in parallel. Under these conditions, our otherwise efficient system devoted to spatial processing can reveal unexpected impairments. Our project will study those multitasking situations where the concurrent processing of visually- or auditorily-presented information results in inefficient processing of the surrounding space. Both stroke patients and healthy participants will participate in this study to address the neural and cognitive mechanisms of pathological and normal spatial awareness under load.