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Etymology: Rudolph Balint, Hungarian neurologist, 1874-1929
a group of visual symptoms characterized by simultaneous anosognosia and optic ataxia. The patient experiences nystagmus, or loss of control of eye movements, and the inability to perceive all parts of a scene simultaneously. The patient may begin to follow a moving object but lose it. The cause is bilateral disease of the parietotemporal areas of the brain.