Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p73
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "astereognosis," is presented. The condition is characterized by the inability to recognize objects by touch when they are placed in the hand. People with this condition has no defect of sensation in the fingers or difficulty in holding the object, their inability to recognize objects is caused by damage to parts of the brain's cerebrum which are involved in the recognition by touch. Individuals may suffer from astereognosis and tactile agnosia as a result of a stroke or a head injury.


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