The term “agnosia” refers to an inability or impaired ability to recognize things through visual, auditory, tactile, or olfacotry inputs, even though the senses themselves are intact. So it is common to think of “agnosias” as impairment of higher-order perception despite tha fact that basic sensory prerequisitesare unaffected. Curiously, the term was introduced by Sigmund Freud, who had a distinguished career in what today would be called “behavioral neurology” before he fathered psychoanalysis.
More Questions and Answers
- What is lobotomy?
- Is schizophrenia a brain disease or is it psychodynamic?
- What is the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test?
- Can drugs cure Alzheimer’s disease?
- Does HIV affect the brain?
- Is language hard-wired?
- Where is the seat of consciousness?
- What kind of information can you get from MRI?
- If somebody who was in a car accident has normal brain MRI, does it mean that everything is OK?
- Why does hypoxia often result in memory impairment?
- Is it true that cognition is also impaired in Parkinson’s disease, and not just movements?
- Is it true that the left hemisphere is “rational” and the right hemisphere is “emotional”?
- What is dyslexia?
- What is neuropsychology?
- What are the most common causes of TBI in civilian life?
- What does TBI stand for?