ASTEREOGNOSIS

a form of tactile agnosia characterized by a loss or marked impairment in the ability to identify objects or geometric forms by touch alone. Like other agnosias, this condition is frequently associated with a lesion in the parietal lobe of the brain. This injury could be caused by disease or trauma. Also known as astereognosia- tactile agnosia- tactile amnesia.

ASTEREOGNOSIS: "A person with astereognosis has difficulty identifying objects by touch."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ASTEREOGNOSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/astereognosis/ (accessed July 15, 2020).
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