The 's Errors Stem From Neglect And Not From Her Hemianopia Through Vb 's Reading Of Connected Text

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Ellis et al. offer evidence that VB’s errors stem from neglect and not from her hemianopia through VB’s reading of connected text. In this task, VB’s attempt to read a passage of text demonstrated a failure to even acknowledge the left-hand portions of most lines. Additionally, many of VB’s errors made to individual words have incorrect beginnings of the words, but she is able to reproduce the endings of the words correctly.
VB’s failure to attempt to read the left-hand portions of most lines and her errors made to individual words support the conclusion that VB’s errors emanate from her neglect and not from her hemianopia. In many of the errors, VB could reproduce the endings of the words correctly while getting the beginnings wrong, indicating that there is a distinguishable point in which neglect occurs. As VB is able to make errors that retain the right portion of the original word on a relatively consistent basis, this helps support the conclusion that her errors stem from neglect rather than hemianopia.

a) Single Word Reading Ellis et al. also offer evidence that VB’s errors originate from neglect rather than from her hemianopia through VB’s single word reading. Through all of the single words presented, VB made 315 errors with a proportion of 0.66 being neglect errors, which are errors in which the target and error words are the same to the right of a distinguishable neglect point in each word, but have no letters in common to the left of the neglect point.…

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