Disorders of the Sensory Systems
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 .