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inability to recognize the import of sensory impressions; the varieties correspond with several senses and are distinguished as auditory (acoustic), gustatory, olfactory, tactile, and visual.
finger agnosia loss of ability to indicate one's own or another's fingers.
tactile agnosia inability to recognize familiar objects by touch. See also astereognosis.
time agnosia loss of comprehension of the succession and duration of events.
visual agnosia inability to recognize familiar objects by sight, usually due to a lesion in one of the visual association areas. Called also object blindness and psychic blindness.
visual-spatial agnosia (visuospatial agnosia) lack of the ability to analyze and orient using visual representations and their spatial relationships.
inability to recognize objects by sight; usually caused by bilateral parietooccipital lesions.
Synonym(s): optic agnosia
See object blindness.
visual agnosiaNeurology An inability to recognize objects and people, a common finding in parietal lobe tumors. See Agnosia.
vis·u·al ag·no·si·a(vizh'ū-ăl ag-nō'zē-ă)
Inability to recognize objects by sight; usually caused by bilateral parietooccipital lesions.
visual agnosia (ag·nōˑ·zh),
n the lack of ability to use one's sense of sight to distinguish objects even though eyesight is intact.