asomatognosia


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asomatognosia

[ā‚sōm·ə‚täg′nōzh·ə]
(medicine)
Lacking awareness of paralysis because the brain is damaged.
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The neuroanatomy of asomatognosia and somatoparaphrenia.
Damasio ve en Spinoza una dependencia de la mente con respecto al cuerpo-cerebro analoga, en terminos generales, a la que el mismo ha apreciado, y que podria corresponderse con ciertas observaciones empiricas, como las referidas mas arriba en pacientes epilepticos o que sufrian asomatognosia, por ello hay que entender su afirmacion de que sin cuerpo no hay mente en un sentido mas rico y complejo que la mera constatacion de que la mente necesita un soporte fisico (17).
One approach to understanding this phenomenon is to study asomatognosia. "One of the most dramatic alterations of the self that the neurologist encounters in the course of clinical practice is the condition known as asomatognosia.
Asomatognosia is a type of misidentification syndrome in which a patient misidentifies or is not aware of the condition of a part of his or her body.