The Effects of a Mental Image Drawing on Left Neglect: a Case Study

심상그리기가 좌편 무시현상에 미치는 영향: 사례연구

  • 김하경 (대구대학교 재활과학대학 언어치료학과) ;
  • 황영진 (대구대학교 재활과학대학 언어치료학과) ;
  • 정옥란 (대구대학교 재활과학대학 언어치료학과)
  • Published : 2005.09.01


This study investigated to the effects of a mental image drawing in RHD patients with left neglect. Three subjects participated in this study. All subjects were right handed and native speaker of korean. In task 1, the patients were presented with visual stimulus card directly above the response sheet and were asked to draw the picture. In task 2, they were presented with items auditorily and asked to draw the picture(mental image drawing). In all experimental conditions, there was no response time limit. The results showed that the subjects showed left neglect leaving some space on the left side in task 1. And the picture was drawn the left side from the right in direction. However, the neglect disappeared in task 2. And the picture was drawn the right side from the left in direction. The results of the present study suggested that a mental image drawing technique can be effective in treating individuals who exhibit left neglect. Also, the picture direction showed that the korean normality was same.