Balint's syndrome


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Balint's syndrome

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.
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She is one of the patients who suffer from a rare and baffling neurological disorder called Balint's syndrome, which badly impairs a patient's ability to make sense of what he or she sees, according to a Loyola University Medical Center paper.
Balint's syndrome is named after Austro-Hungarian neurologist Rezso Balint, who first described it.
33) Balint's syndrome, is a disjointed psychic paralysis of gaze with haphazard scanning, found in patients with bilateral damage to the posterior parietal cortex.
Balint's syndrome is NOT associated with which of the following?