Development of a vocabulary of object shapes in a child with a very-early-acquired visual agnosia: a unique case.

@article{Funnell2011DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a vocabulary of object shapes in a child with a very-early-acquired visual agnosia: a unique case.},
  author={Elaine Funnell and John G. Wilding},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={261-82}
}
We report a longitudinal study of an exceptional child (S.R.) whose early-acquired visual agnosia, following encephalitis at 8 weeks of age, did not prevent her from learning to construct an increasing vocabulary of visual object forms (drawn from different categories), albeit slowly. S.R. had problems perceiving subtle differences in shape; she was unable to segment local letters within global displays; and she would bring complex scenes close to her eyes: a symptom suggestive of an attempt to… CONTINUE READING
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