Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:45am

School of Health and Natural Sciences Dean Joan Toglia’s article “Assessing viewer-centered and stimulus-centered spatial bias: The 3s spreadsheet test version 1” was recently published Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

The article examines the 3s Spreadsheet Test (3S Test), which assesses stimulus-centered and viewer-centered spatial neglect. The test was administered to twenty-five stroke survivors with left-sided neglect. The participants also took the Apples Test and the results showed that patients preformed less accurately on the 3S Test as opposed to the Apples Test.

These findings suggest that the 3S Test is a sensitive cancellation test for assessing spatial neglect and Toglia and her co-authors are currently developing a second version of the 3S Test to refine the test stimuli and scoring procedure.

To read more about Toglia’s article, visit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27541806