By Diana M. Goodwin (auth.)
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The other brainstem vessels follow the same pattern of distribution; from below upwards: the anterior inferior cerebellar artery, the transverse pontine arteries, the superior cerebellar arteries, and the posterior cerebral arteries. Each gives off a long penetrating paramedial branch that supplies the central area of the brain stem to the floor of the ventricle, and a series of short branches that supply the basal area of the brainstem, while the main trunk of the vessel passes around the brain stem to supply the dorsolateral quadrant ofthe brain stem and part of the cerebellum.
ATTENTION HEMIANOPIA: inability to see in one halffield ofvision with patient being unaware of the defect; see also homonymous hemianopia. ATTENTION TO EXTERNAL CUES TESTS: Problem of Fact (Stanford-Binet subtest-age XIII); Cookie Theft Picture. ATTENTIONAL DEFICITS: distractibility or impaired ability for focused behavior; impaired concentration and mental/conceptual tracking abilities; may be modality specific (Diller & Weinberg, 1972); visual perception, visual search and visual scanning tests require sustained, focused attention and concentration, and directed visual shifting; see also vigilance.
AXON: part of a neuron that sends information; the generally long and single extension of the neuron that conducts impulses away from the cell body to other neurons. AXONAL ENDINGS: multibranching fibers at the end ofaxons, weaving among the dendrites, the cell bodies, and in rare cases, the axons of other neurons. AXOSOMATIC: synapse between the axon and another nerve cell body. B BA: behavioral age. BABCOCK STORY RECALL TEST: memory test (Babcock, 1930; Babcock & Levy, 1940). BABINSKI'S LAW: law of voltaic vertigo that a normal subject inclines to the side of the positive pole; one with disease of the labyrinth falls to the side to which he tends to incline spontaneously.
A Dictionary of Neuropsychology by Diana M. Goodwin (auth.)