L. A. Baugh, L. Desanghere, J. J. Marotta

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A diverse collection of perceptual and recognition deficits can arise from damage to cortical visual structures in the temporal lobe. In general, these deficits are collectively known as visual agnosia. However, the associated perceptual problems are quite diverse across the different categorizations of this disorder. Although not exhaustive, this article describes several forms of agnosias, including apperceptive, associative and integrative agnosia, simultanagnosia, and optic aphasia. Finally, the relation of visual agnosia to overall visual system functioning and understanding is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080914558
ISBN (Print)9780080453965
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Agnosia
  • Apperceptive agnosia
  • Associative agnosia
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Case report
  • Category-specific visual agnosia
  • Neuropsychology
  • Occipital lobe
  • Optic aphasia
  • Prosopagnosia
  • Simultagnosia
  • Temporal lobe
  • Vision disorders
  • Visual perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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