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Bálint's syndrome


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A syndrome caused by bilateral brain damage in the area where the parietal and occipital lobes meet, characterized by optic ataxia, ocular apraxia (inability to shift gaze on command), and simultanagnosia. [Named after the Hungarian physician Rezsoe (Rudolph) Bálint (1874–1929) who first described it in 1907]

Subjects: Psychology.


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