Orientation to person, orientation to self

Benjamin I. Rapoport, Samuel Rapoport

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The neurologic examination often begins and then dispenses with an assessment of "orientation to person," a deceptively simple notion that has several features atypical of other elements of the examination. Unlike other principal components of the neurologic examination, orientation to person does not clearly correspond to a localizable function of the brain or nervous system, and there is no consensus on how it should be tested, what it signifies, and under what circumstances-if ever-it can truly be lost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2072-2074
Number of pages3
Issue number23
StatePublished - 8 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


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