PSY270H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Agnosia, Retina, Minimax

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The goal is to getting access to the external world. This is the information is represented in some way in the mind. It has to be converted into a cellular signal that a brain can process. We finally need to understand what is the external things. Understanding those components are based on the patients who have visual agnosia. Visual agnosia is a deficits in recognition despite normal vision. They can see, but they cannot recognise what they are seeing. There are 2 tpes of main types of agnosia. Patients with apperceptive agnosia: they are not able to identifying what they are looking at. They cannot name match, tell different between the objects. The issue is that they are unable to piece together the visual information into a whole object. They are able to describe the colors and the shape of the objects they see, but they cannot tell you does the red thing go with the curve or.

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