Apperceptive agnosia and associative agnosia appear to anchor the ends of a continuum. Some patients, however, may have a visual disorder that lies somewhere along that continuum. Integrative agnosia is an example of such a disorder.
Integrative agnosia is a disorder in which the patient has symptoms of both apperceptive agnosia and associative agnosia, although their primary visual abilities are intact. A patient with an integrative agnosia will be impaired in naming objects as well as in seeing object as wholes. Although they cannot recognize the whole object, they can still draw it perfectly, although the drawing may take up hours to complete. A stroke usually causes damage in the occipito-temporal regions of the brain.
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