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Primary Visual Agnosia

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Dr. Glyn W. Humphreys, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Primary Visual Agnosia

  • agnosis, primary
  • apperceptive agnosia
  • associative agnosia
  • monomodal visual amnesia
  • visual amnesia

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Primary visual agnosia is a rare neurological disorder characterized by the total or partial loss of the ability to recognize and identify familiar objects and/or people by sight. This occurs without loss of the ability to actually see the object or person. The symptoms of visual agnosia occur as a result of damage to certain areas of the brain (primary) or in association with other disorders (secondary).

Organizations related to Primary Visual Agnosia

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