Agnosia

By Renée Grinnell

Loss of one’s ability to interpret sensory stimuli without explanation.



Example: There is no medical reason for the patient to have lost her sense of smell, but you can put a sample of anything under her nose – onion, pepper, ammonia – and she doesn’t react.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Sep 2008