Lecture no. 16 from the course: Understanding the Brain
Taught by Professor Jeanette Norden | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Agnosia ("without knowledge") is the inability of individuals to recognize some aspect of their sensory experience because of lesions in the brain. This lecture concentrates on visual agnosias, where an individual who can see loses some specific knowledge related to vision, such as the ability to identify faces or to distinguish between stationary and moving objects.