The neuropsychological disorder known as agnosia refers to the impairment of stimulus recognition in one modality in the absence of perceptual deficits, memory problems and general intellectual impairment. This disorder is intriguing both scientifically and clinically and its study has contributed to shed light on how the normal visual system functions. Here, we focus specifically on the neuropsychological studies of agnosia and provide a broad overview of the wide range of impairments characterized by lack of knowledge, including visual agnosia, prosopagnosia, agnosia for words, tactile agnosia and colour agnosia. A separate section is devoted to anosognosia, which is the denial of illness or of the symptoms of a particular disease usually associated with a specific brain damage.

AGNOSIA (INCLUDING PROSOPAGNOSIA AND ANOSOGNOSIA)

BERTI, Annamaria;NEPPI-MODONA, Marco
2012

Abstract

The neuropsychological disorder known as agnosia refers to the impairment of stimulus recognition in one modality in the absence of perceptual deficits, memory problems and general intellectual impairment. This disorder is intriguing both scientifically and clinically and its study has contributed to shed light on how the normal visual system functions. Here, we focus specifically on the neuropsychological studies of agnosia and provide a broad overview of the wide range of impairments characterized by lack of knowledge, including visual agnosia, prosopagnosia, agnosia for words, tactile agnosia and colour agnosia. A separate section is devoted to anosognosia, which is the denial of illness or of the symptoms of a particular disease usually associated with a specific brain damage.
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 2nd Edition
Elsevier
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9780080961804
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123750006000124
agnosia; prosopagnosia; anosognosia; consciousness; awareness; hemiplegia; hemianaestesia; acromatopsia; constructional apraxia; alzheimer; schizophenia; motor control; motor intention.
Anna Berti; Marco Neppi-Modona
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