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ag·no·sia

 (ăg-nō′zhə)
n.
Loss of the ability to interpret sensory stimuli, such as sounds or images.

[Greek agnōsiā, ignorance : a-, without; see a-1 + gnōsis, knowledge (from gignōskein, to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots).]

agnosia

(æɡˈnəʊzɪə)
n
(Psychology) psychol loss or diminution of the power to recognize familiar objects or people, usually as a result of brain damage
[C20: New Latin, from Greek agnōsia, from a- without + gnōsis knowledge]
agˈnosic adj

ag•no•sia

(ægˈnoʊ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n. Psychiatry.
partial or total inability to recognize objects by use of the senses.
[1895–1900; < Greek agnōsía ignorance =ágnōt(os) unknown (see agnostic) + -ia -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agnosia - inability to recognize objects by use of the sensesagnosia - inability to recognize objects by use of the senses
astereognosis, tactile agnosia - a loss of the ability to recognize objects by handling them
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
auditory agnosia - inability to recognize or understand the meaning of spoken words
visual agnosia - inability to recognize or interpret objects in the visual field
Translations

ag·no·si·a

n. agnosia, desorden o incapacidad debido a una lesión cerebral por la cual una persona pierde total o parcialmente el uso de los sentidos y no reconoce a personas u objetos familiares;
visual ______visual.
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Visual agnosia describes the situation in which patients are unable to recognise stimuli visually; however, they may be able to use other senses or logical reasoning to aid identification.
El sindrome de inatencion unilateral o agnosia espacial sin perdida de la fuerza indica obstruccion de la division inferior del hemisferio no dominante.
Una prueba neuropsicologica revelo bradipsiquia, lenificacion en los tiempos de reaccion, leve deficit en la comprension del lenguaje y en la denominacion de objeto de uso poco frecuente por confrontacion visual, agrafia, apraxia visioconstruccional, agnosia visual, disfuncion ejecutiva, anosognosia y dependencia para las actividades de la vida diaria; como diagnostico, se concluyo deterioro cognitivo.
New cortical signs (aphasia, agnosia, apraxia, sensory neglect, visual neglect, seizure, hemianopsia)
Los tipos de lesiones pueden ser a nivel motor (tono muscular puede ser hipertonico o hipotonico), percepcion (alteracion en la percepcion, agnosia, apraxia), cognitivo (deficit cognitivo y en la comunicacion), sensorial (problemas en el equilibrio y perdida de sensibilidad) y psicologico causando un gran impacto sobre la vida cotidiana de la persona.
Specifically, they address integrative visual agnosia, picture identification, visual search and stimulus similarity, orthographic processing in visual word identification, non-spatial extinction following lesions of the parietal lobe, visual marking, action-based effects on object selection, theory of mind, memory-based guidance on visual selection, the salience of stimuli in selecting visual information, learned conjunctive relations, social attention, and cognition and stroke.
Damage to this part of the brain can, amongst other things, result in finger agnosia, the inability to distinguish each finger individually without visual cues (Lebrun, 2005).
Alem de acometer a funcao da memoria, a demencia deve demonstrar a producao de outra perturbacao cognitiva, como afasia (decrescimo das funcoes de linguagem), apraxia (dano na capacidade de realizar atividades motoras), agnosia (dificuldade para reconhecer ou identificar objetos) ou uma alteracao da funcao executiva (habilidade de pensar de maneira abstrata e programar, iniciar, sequenciar, acompanhar e cessar um comportamento complexo) [3].
We have visual agnosia, not seeing what's right in front of us.
Es importante identificar la ausencia de afasia, apraxia y agnosia, ya que la presencia de esto podria indicar demencia cortical tipo enfermedad de Alzheimer [9].
2) Clinical features of PCA constitute a wide variety of signs and symptoms; nevertheless, the most frequent include hemiagnosia (deficit in awareness of one side of space), optic ataxia (lack of coordination between visual inputs and hand movements, resulting in inability to reach and grab objects), visual agnosia (an impairment in recognition of visually presented objects), alexia (difficulty to understand written words), acalculia (difficulty with simple mathematical tasks), and agraphia (loss in the ability to communicate through writing).
Eventually I got over my agnosia, but not until I'd gone through a blank time very much like the one I'd endured when we first moved to Houston.