agnosia meaning

Pronunciation:   "agnosia" in a sentence
Noun: agnosia  ag'nowzhu
  1. Inability to recognize objects by use of the senses

Derived forms: agnosias

Type of: brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy

Encyclopedia: Agnosia


[Medicine]
Loss of the ability to comprehend the meaning or recognize the importance of various forms of stimulation that cannot be attributed to impairment of a primary sensory modality. Tactile agnosia is characterized by an inability to perceive the shape and nature of an object by touch alone,despite unimpaired sensation to light touch,position,and other primary sensory modalities. n : loss or diminution of the ability to recognize familiar objects or stimuli usu. as a result of brain damage

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  1. visual-spatial agnosia
  2. visual object agnosia
  3. visual space agnosia
  4. Heinrich Lissauer shared his ideas about agnosia after Wernicke and Kussmaul.
  5. Importantly, W . F . gave no evidence of agnosia.

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