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visual agnosia

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Definition of visual agnosia in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A condition in which a person can see but cannot recognize or interpret visual information, due to a disorder in the parietal lobes.
Example sentences
  • On his award winning work he said: ‘The film is a science documentary about a medical condition called visual agnosia.’
  • A common symptom of apperceptive visual agnosia is prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize faces.
  • Individuals with visual agnosia cannot recognize or copy drawings of common object such as a car.

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