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Anosognosia

  • By: Anthony Marcel & Mariia Kaliuzhna
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Anosognosia means “without knowledge of disease.” Joseph Babinski introduced the term in 1914 to describe apparent unawareness of hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body) following acute brain lesion. It currently refers to lack of awareness of any deficit ...