A Case Study in Visual Agnosia Revisited: To see but not to by Glyn Humphreys,Jane Riddoch

By Glyn Humphreys,Jane Riddoch

Visual agnosia is a unprecedented yet interesting ailment of visible item attractiveness which may ensue after a mind lesion. This booklet records the case of John, who labored intensively with the authors for 26 years after buying visible agnosia following a stroke. It revisits John’s case over two decades after it was once initially defined within the booklet To See yet to not See, in 1987. As within the earlier publication, the is illuminated by way of John and his spouse, Iris, of their personal words.


A Case research in visible Agnosia Revisited discusses John’s case within the context of study into the cognitive neuroscience of imaginative and prescient over the last two decades. It exhibits how John’s difficulties in acceptance provides vital insights into the way in which that item reputation occurs within the mind, with the consequences received in reviews of John’s conception being in comparison to rising paintings from mind imaging in basic observers. The publication provides a miles fuller research of the range of perceptual difficulties that John skilled, detailing not just his impaired item reputation but in addition his face processing, his processing of other visible beneficial properties (colour, movement, depth), his skill to behave on and negotiate his surroundings, and his analyzing and writing.


A Case learn in visible Agnosia Revisited will be a key reference for these interested by realizing how imaginative and prescient is carried out within the mind. it is going to be appropriate for either undergraduate scholars taking classes in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology, and likewise researchers within the cognitive neuroscience of imaginative and prescient. The presentation of John’s case, and the human features of the affliction, can also be of significant curiosity to a normal viewers of lay humans drawn to perception.

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