Constructional apraxia refers to the inability of patients to copy accurately drawings or three-dimensional constructions. It is a common disorder after right. Abstract. Constructional apraxia refers to the inability of patients to copy accurately drawings or three-dimensional constructions. It is a common. Constructional apraxia. Article (PDF Available) · January with Reads. Export this citation. Sharon Cermak at University of Southern California.

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This approach has revealed that an important deficit in right-hemisphere constructional apraxia may be in maintaining spatial information across eye movements.

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Saccade conditions shown in top row and no-saccade in the bottom row. Draw the very best picture of yourself that you can.

Participant 7A completed the Multilingual Aphasia Examination [ 77 ] at 10 months after the stroke. Future studies might investigate possible differences in remapping these memory traces covertly—with attention shifts—rather than overtly with saccades. It has now been deemed inadmissible in most United States courts [ 21 ].

Note that data are only included from the saccade conxtructional of both tasks position and pattern judgement. Therefore, a minimum possible score for an individual subject was 9 and a maximum was None of these individuals 3A, 4A or 5A were impaired on the person drawings.

Note the intact global outline with the wrong orientation between the component parts right. Our findings suggest that CA could be ascribed to distinctive cognitive defects in the different forms of dementia.

A deficit of spatial remapping in constructional apraxia after right-hemisphere stroke.

This is in sharp contrast to the performance of patients with constructional apraxia in the two tasks when they move their eyes. Activation of frontoparietal cortices during memorized triple-step sequences of saccadic eye movements: Pantomime production was especially poor on three of five ceiling-level difficulty items.


Patients within the hospital unit undergo regular screening for visuospatial neglect [a battery of tasks is used, which includes letter cancellation, line bisection, reading aloud, examination of more subtle perceptual problems with the Wundt—Jastrow test e. In this study data is presented on the performance of left and right hemisphere single focal stroke lesion participants on drawing tasks of houses, trees, and persons. Foreground and background are not distinguished.

Collectively, analysis of results of participants with left hemisphere lesions support a linguistically-mediated role for performance on free-drawing constructiona such as the house-tree-person 6A,7A,10Aas well as a unique role for the lexical route to word access in these processes. These authors noted that right insular lesions were often associated with anosognosia or unawareness of deficits.

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The neuropsychological examiner of the 41 individual patients did not perform any of the constructional apraxia ratings. Note that constructilnal individual details are accurately represented however these are in the wrong orientation to the trunk of the tree left.

A description of these neuropsychological tests administered is detailed elsewhere [ 46 ]. Only five participants two personality disorder participants, two persons with alcoholism, and one subject with developmentally-based nonverbal learning disability did not have macro-level brain-lesion related neuropsychological disorders.

Constructionally Apraxic Tree Drawings.

A deficit of spatial remapping in constructional apraxia after right-hemisphere stroke.

Despite the non-significant interaction revealed in the ANOVA, a further t -test was carried out to confirm that non-constructional apraxia patients could not be described as suffering from a greater impairment across eye movements than patients with constructional apraxia. This page was last edited on 25 Marchat Constructionally Apraxic House Drawings. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the patient’s ability to copy objects becomes increasingly impaired and they may lose the ability to correctly draw simple figures due to a motor loss in routine memories.


The lesions of patients with neglect participating in the study of Vuilleumier and colleagues are similar to those typically seen in patients with right-hemisphere constructional apraxia. A right superior parietal lobe lesion would also disconnect object-based mechanisms in the occipitotemporal posterior cortex with the spatial location based system through looping inferior-superior fiber tracts within the right posterior cortex and underlying white matter.

Again, it is important to reiterate that participants with specific focal lesions were examined with dichotomous ratings on their free-drawings for the presence or absence of CA.

One of the best examples of this is the Chauvet caves of southern France dating to 32, years old of the Aurignacian period.

Many patients with constructional apraxia might fulfil the criteria for neglect diagnosis immediately after their stroke but these neglect symptoms often resolve e. Similarly, we observed that visuo-spatial dysfunctions were associated to visuo-constructional accuracy in PDD patients too.

Specifically, we tested whether constrcutional deficit might concern remapping of spatial locations across saccades.