Hemineglect is the condition which follows brain damage, this condition causes patients to completely neglect things on one side of space, this photo demonstrates a patients inability to acknowledge their left side. afUbL



Hey guys,

I found this great website explaining Hemineglect disorder. Hemineglect is a disorder when a person doesn’t notice the left side of their vision because the right hemisphere of their brain was damaged. The website explains in simpler terms. Hope you guys enjoy~

Hemineglect explained

I am again sorry for such a long video. I found it and just like our professor, it teaches so much and gives us a lot of information that can help with remembering the ways this works. I hope you enjoy



This topic and illustration above is interesting to me and difficult to understand at the same time. It goes back to how the brain works and no matter what the individual is not able to complete the left side of the picture, It’s like the left side doesn’t exist to them. This concept is still mind-blowing!  Hemineglect occurs when there is damage on the right parietal lobes in which in the images above the left side is missing. This article explains that besides objects the individual can also forget about the other side of their arms, legs etc. This article states that researchers are still trying to find an example to why the brain functions that way. The amount of damage that’s done on the brain determines what an individual would do. There was an example stating if someone is in a wheelchair their left side ultimately results in a lot of bruises but a man was given a cat and if the cat was to play near the left wheel of his chair he never moved the wheelchair and when he was asked why, he would never say because of the cat because he didn’t know. So my question is are there other senses detecting the cat? If so, how if the left side doesn’t exist! Another great example in the article was with a man who’s limbs on his left side were weak, this is usually the result for patients who have Hemineglect but if the patient is to eat and a fly is to land on their face their left arm is able to automatically shoo the fly away. I can still sit here asking how but this topic is interesting.

-Rosanna Reyes


I found another video explaining Heminegelect. It also show explains how the brain suffered from a stroke in the parietal lobe and this is the result. It still doesn’t exactly explain the phenomena that occurs but the figures of the brain, and seeing the damaged are can help us understand how this happens.