Preserved Imagery for Colours in A Patient With Cerebral Achromatopsia

@article{Bartolomeo1997PreservedIF,
  title={Preserved Imagery for Colours in A Patient With Cerebral Achromatopsia},
  author={Paolo Bartolomeo and Anne-Catherine Bachoud-L{\'e}vi and Gianfranco Denes},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={1997},
  volume={33},
  pages={369-378}
}
We report the case of a patient who, after sequential bilateral strokes in the occipital regions sparing the primary visual cortex, developed a severe deficit of colour perception. At variance with other reports of acquired achromatopsic patients, she showed a perfectly vivid visual imagery for colours. These findings, together with similar data in domains other than colour processing, challenge the theories which posit that the same cognitive processes are involved in both the perception and… CONTINUE READING

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