Disorders of the Sensory Systems

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Read Chapters 6 and 7 of your text. Then, select a disorder of the sensory system to discuss. You must choose a different disorder than your peers. If you would like to focus on a disorder that is not on the list, please get prior approval from your instructor.

Select a disorder of the sensory system from this list.

  • Anton’s syndrome
  • blindsight
  • Balint’s syndrome
  • Gerstmann’s syndrome
  • akinetopsia
  • central achromatopsia
  • apperceptive agnosia
  • associative agnosia
  • prosopagnosia
  • object anomia
  • alexia without agraphia
  • hemispatial neglect
  • phantom limb pain
  • simultanagnosia
  • Capgras syndrome
  • tactile agnosia
  • cortical deafness
  • pure word deafness
  • receptive amusia

Conduct research and locate two peer-reviewed articles to support your statements. In your post

  • Explain the symptoms of the disorder.
  • Describe how the diagnosis is made (e.g., findings on brain imaging, laboratory testing, etc.).
  • Discuss the neurobiological basis for the disorder (e.g., CNS structures involved and neurotransmitters).
  • Describe the functional deficits associated with the disorder including how these may impact the patient’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (e.g., occupational, social, recreational).
  • Cite your sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center .

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