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Anosagnosia

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Updated July 05, 2008

Anosagnosia

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Definition: Term used to describe a lack of awareness about a physical or mental impairment caused by damage to one or more parts of the brain.

People with anosagnosia are incapable of understanding that they have an impairment.

Examples:
Blind people with visual anosagnosia adamantly deny being blind.

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