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Media Highlight: Dalhousie researcher receives $150,000 from local business women for research on spatial neglect

Posted by Communications and Marketing on January 19, 2018 in Media Highlights

It’s a disorienting sensation when your perception of the world slides in the wrong direction.

I’m wearing a pair of adaptive prism goggles that are tricking my brain into thinking I’m reaching in the correct direction when in fact I’m slightly off-target to the right.

“When you initially put the goggles on and you try to reach the line, what you’ll see is you’ll miss the line by a few degrees,” said Gail Eskes, who was explaining her study of spatial neglect, a debilitating effect of stroke, in the Life Sciences Research building at Dalhousie University on Wednesday.

Read full story (http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1537618-businesswoman-gives-150000-to-stroke-research-project)