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Unformatted text preview: 2007-10-04Saturday Oct. 20th 2007, 9-11amN-R TC 348BChapters 1-4 and AppendixResults of Cortical Damage1.Disorders of Action•Apraxias – disturbances of initiation and organization of voluntary actionoSome result of disconnection between primary (executes movement), and non-primary (organizes movement) motor areas2.Disorders of Perception and Attention•Agnosias – inability to identify familiar objects with affected sensory modalityoVisual – ex: cannot identify a fork by sight but able to do so as soon as she touches it…Damage to primary and non-primary projection areas for vision; part vs. wholeEx. Brain swellingoProsopagnosia – difficulty in recognizing and differentiating facesTemporal and parietal lobesoNeglect Syndrome – as if part of the sensory world is non-existentEx. Ignoring sensory information on one side of bodyContra lateral (left side of brain controls right & vice versa)...
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