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Cerebral akinetopsia (visual motion blindness). A review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2043951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebral akinetopsia is a syndrome in which a patient loses specifically the ability to perceive visual motion following cortical lesions outside the striate cortex. There has been only one good case of akinetopsia in the published literature. Yet that case was immediately accepted by the neurological world. In this, cerebral akinetopsia differs markedly from cerebral achromatopsia, the evidence for which was strongly contested for the better part of a century (Zeki, 1990). This article complements the one on cerebral achromatopsia, traces the history of akinetopsia and enquires into why it was so much more readily acceptable than achromatopsia.
S Zeki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain : a journal of neurology     Volume:  114 ( Pt 2)     ISSN:  0006-8950     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-18     Completed Date:  1991-07-18     Revised Date:  2009-09-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372537     Medline TA:  Brain     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  811-24     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / physiopathology*
Cerebral Cortex / physiopathology*
Motion Perception*
Perceptual Disorders / etiology,  physiopathology*
Vision Disorders / etiology,  physiopathology*
Visual Cortex / physiopathology*
Visual Perception
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//Wellcome Trust

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