The daily educational pearl – non-dominant parietal lobe signs

An earlier post was about signs that constitute Gerstmann’s syndrome, or findings in lesions (vascular / trauma / space-occupying) of the dominant parietal lobe (usually left). What do we find when the non-dominant parietal lobe is involved?

  • dressing apraxia
  • sensory and visual inattention
  • spatial neglect
  • constructional apraxia


And non-specific parietal-lobe findings, that can occur when either lobe is involved:

  • lower quadrantic hemianopia
  • astereognosis