Agnosia

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

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 publicationThe Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
Pages27-33
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128093245
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Agnosia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this