After a stroke, people commonly say that it is harder for them to pay attention to the world around them.
Some people even suffer from something called 'spatial neglect,' which causes them to ignore the left-hand side of the world - for example, by only eating the food on the right-hand side of their plate.
At this stage, we do not fully understand why this occurs for some people but not others.
Researchers from Monash University and Monash Health are looking for right-handed people who have experienced a stroke to complete a phone interview, and attend 1-2 three hour sessions at Monash University in Clayton.
We hope that your help will improve our understanding of what happens to the brain to cause this in some people, and lead to better care for all who have trouble with their attention since their stroke.
The sessions would involve an interview about your life, a range of pen and paper tasks, and two EEGs – a bit like a swimming cap designed to measure brain activity. Reimbursement for taxi services and parking is available as required.
Please contact Daniel Pearce via email Daniel.Pearce@monash.edu or on (03) 9905 3947 with any questions or to find out more.