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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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The RS + gene is hypothesized to normally handicap speech areas of the right hemisphere, but an agnosic gene (RS + a) would handicap either hemisphere at random.
Farah (1999) herself acknowledges that there are cases of alexia that are letter agnosic and not number agnosic (and vice versa).
Mel Goodale (working in Canada, but originally from Britain) and David Milner at St Andrews reported the case of an agnosic patient, DF.