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autotopagnosia


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A form of agnosia involving an impaired ability to identify parts of one's own body, often indicative of a lesion in the pathway between the thalamus and the parietal lobe. Often misspelt autopagnosia. See also agnosia, finger agnosia. Compare asomatagnosia (see under agnosia), topagnosia. [From Greek autos self + topos place + a- without + gnosis knowing + -ia indicating a condition or quality]

Subjects: Psychology.


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