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The Neuropsychology of Vision$
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Manfred Fahle and Mark Greenlee

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198505822

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505822.001.0001

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Perception, memory, and agnosia

Perception, memory, and agnosia

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(p.307) Chapter 10 Perception, memory, and agnosia
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The Neuropsychology of Vision
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Martha J. Farah

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505822.003.0010

This chapter outlines the evidence on perception, memory, and agnosia. It proposes a rapprochement among the different positions that have been taken on the issue. It concentrates on a form of agnosia called, by most authors, associative visual agnosia. The empirical evidence on memory and perception in associative agnosia is provided. At the early stages, the nature of the representations is influenced only minimally by learning and experience. At progressively later stages, learning plays a more significant role in identifying what is explicitly represented. The experience of having seen particular objects will shape what the later representations are most useful for representing.

Keywords:   perception, memory, agnosia, visual agnosia, representations, learning

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