Left Hemisphere Neglect – Right Brain Processing
Thanks to Donna Williams Fruit Salad Analogy (1995/2005)
Note – This is personal experience
I tested myself today I used the left side of my body to do a task and my right it felt easy doing it with my left side I have Visual agnosias, Semantic Agnosia (meaning blindness), Simultanagnosia (object blindness) and Prosopagnosia (face blindness as well asAuditory agnosias these are blindnesses in the LEFT side of the brain, I’m left handed an that hand is used as an information seeker – feeling textures, patterns, smoothness, roughness – I externalise my thinking even as speech delayed and language delayed child I done this.
I live in a world BEFORE visual and auditory semantics kicked in. I builded 3D models out side (externalise) of myself to gain meaning through touch, smell, texture, taste and depth I have no pictures in my head for words, faces, objects, people – I need to FEEL to perceive, HEAR to perceive. I have NO visual memory.
My language processing is less to do with being literal and more to do with Auditory verbal agnosia meaning deaf to words not processing words with meaning just “hearing sounds”, I’m less logical and more patterned as TOO much language/detail means I lose meaning. I externalise with touch to understand the world and myself, I never internalise I have no pictures or words with meaning to do so.
My Parents knew that I needed to touch, knew that clipped sentences worked, knew I needed to sensory explore I grateful that they let me understand the world through the lenses of the system I had and continue to have.