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Understanding agnosia and its manifestations

Posted on April 27, 2015 2:16 pm under Car Accidents

Agnosia is a rare type of brain damage that refers to the brain’s inability to recognize things using one or more of its senses. This type of brain disease is caused by discrete brain lesions, usually from a traumatic brain injury. Although individuals with agnosia cannot identify objects, they can still interact normally with the world.

There are three different types of agnosia:

  • Visual agnosia – Occurs when the pathways that deliver visual information have been compromised. Individuals with visual agnosia may fail to remember faces, colors, and names of objects and how they are used.
  • Auditory agnosia – Happens when there are lesions on the pathways that deliver auditory information. Individuals with this condition may fail to repeat spoken language or remember familiar voices.
  • Tactile agnosia – Individuals with this type of agnosia cannot identify objects by touch. Some of the affected may not be able to locate his/her body parts.

Unfortunately, agnosia can sometimes result from an injurious car accident caused by someone else’s negligence on the road. To learn more about taking legal action against the offending party, consult with a Wisconsin-based attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.