Agnosia

Domain : Symptoms

Category : My daily life

Simplified definition

Inability to recognize things such as objects, faces, sounds, tastes, and smells, due to damage in certain parts of the brain that are responsible for our different senses.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“Loss or diminution of the ability to recognize familiar objects or stimuli usually as a result of brain damage.”

Source: Merriam-Webster. Agnosia. [Internet]. [cited on May 8, 2023].

Context

Agnosia can be limited to one sensory modality such as vision or hearing.”

Source: NIH. Agnosia. [Internet]. [cited on May 8, 2023]. 

 

Note

  • There are different types of agnosia such as visual agnosia (sight), auditory agnosia (hearing), gustatory agnosia (taste), olfactory agnosia (smell), and somatosensory agnosia (touch).

Agnosia : RELATED DEFINITIONS

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