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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31) The condition is usually reported as part of Balint's syndrome, which results from bilateral damage to the parietal cortex, (32) and causes difficulties in executing voluntary saccades (oculomotor apraxia), (33) and visually-guided actions such as reaching (optic ataxia).
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?