Inability to recognize objects, despite their intact representation and normal vision, in the absence of aphasia, following brain injury. The term was introduced, in 1890 by Heinrich Lissauer in his paper published in Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkraknheiten. It was derived by clinical observation.
Lissauer H. Ein Fall von Seelenblindheit nebst einem Beitrage zur Theorie derselben. Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrakheiten.1890; 21: 222-70
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