from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Loss of the ability to interpret sensory stimuli, such as sounds or images.
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- n. The inability to recognize objects by use of the senses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as agnœea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inability to recognize objects by use of the senses
For him, the agnosia - the term agnosia is used for a situation in which one sees something clearly but one can't ascribe any meaning to it, you can't recognize it.
The German neurologist Hermann Munk called this second condition "mind-blindness" (Seelenblindheit) and today it is known as "agnosia," a term we owe to Sigmund Freud.
When the cortical centers were damaged and could no longer interpret them, the result was agnosia.
They also flashed, Hillary's teary moment, in agnosia, and brought us the Hillary show on "sexism," involving a man, sporting a Hillary sticker, who, along with his friend, shouted, "iron our shirts."
As a consequence of this heterogeneity, SLI, researchers have introduced a number of subtypes of the disorder, including such things as ˜Verbal auditory agnosia,™
They have a long-standing interest in specific disorders of auditory processing, such as auditory agnosia.
(Visual form agnosia is normally caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, for reasons that are little understood.)
This is a neurological syndrome called visual form agnosia, which results from damage localized to both temporal lobes, leaving primary visual cortex and the parietal lobes intact.
Other neuropsychological studies relevant to unified consciousness have examined blindsight (Weiskrantz 1986), blindsight and visual agnosia (van Gulick 1994), and hallucinations and thought insertion (Stephens and Graham 2000) and many similar phenomena.
The title refers to a man with visual agnosia, a condition where the ability to perceive or understand objects is lost, despite otherwise normal vision.