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  • n. motion blindness: an inability to perceive motion, despite stationary objects remaining more or less visible, due to brain damage disrupting input to the dorsal pathway.

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Examples

  • A person with akinetopsia may begin pouring a cup of tea and then not register a change until many images later, by which time the cup is overflowing.

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  • Neuroscientists have identified an unusual brain disorder in some humans called “akinetopsia.”

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  • Bilateral extrastriate damage to the middle temporal area left her suffering from akinetopsia, a rare, near-complete motion blindness.
    --Richard Powers, 2007, The Echo Maker, p. 107

    November 7, 2008