Disentangling perceptual and response bias in unilateral neglect: A methodological proposal

A Toraldo, R D McIntosh, H C Dijkerman, A D Milner

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Bisiach and his colleagues have developed a new version of Milner's "landmark task" for the purpose of separating "perceptual" and "response" biases in neglect patients. Subjects are required to decide which is the longer (or the shorter) of the two portions of a pre-bisected horizontal line. The authors proposed two indices to measure perceptual and response bias respectively. However, these indices are not mathematically independent of one another. Moreover, they do not exploit all of the information available in the data, since they do not consider the effect of the different transection locations across trials. We now propose an alternative means of analyzing data from the revised Landmark task, which generates independent estimates of perceptual and response biases. The method and its theoretical foundation are summarized. and illustrative data obtained from brain damaged patients and control subjects are presented. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-597
Number of pages5
JournalBrain and Cognition
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002




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