Studying relationships between eye movement deficits and lesion locations in stroke patients

Glasgow Caledonian University

Past award

Student: Linn Olsen : Glasgow Caledonian University

Year Award Started: 2012

Every year an estimated 150,000 people suffer from a stroke in the UK. One of the most common deficits
observed after stroke is left neglect, a condition in which patients behave as if the left side of the world ceased to
exist. In this project we will characterize eye movement behaviour in stroke patients with left neglect and localize
which brain regions when damaged are associated with eye movement deficits in stroke patients. This work will
broaden our understanding of the deficits present in neglect patients and may help develop new techniques for
diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Dr Stephanie Rossit
School of Health and Life Sciences