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Posts tagged neurological disorder

April 16, 2006

 

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Hands Apart

Have you heard of the condition known as alien hand syndrome?

December 2, 2005

 

What’s Her Face?

Imagine not being able to recognize faces. You could see faces, but you’d be entirely unable to distinguish one face from another. All faces would look more or less the same, with an amorphous assemblage of eyes, ears, noses, lips, and chins. To put it mildly, that would be strange. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 1, 2005

 

The Ability, or Inability, to Grasp Metaphors

To most, metaphors are easily understood, but to people with damage to the angular gyrus region of their brains, metaphors are confusing. That is, they have trouble interpreting the figurative meaning of metaphors. All they can figure is the literal meaning of what they hear and read. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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