Quanta: Agnosia

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Seeing is believing. Or so I'm told. But this isn't a hard and fast rule in neurology. Cognitive neuroscientist and neurologist, Dr. Geoffrey Aguirre, joins me in this brief episode to discuss the neuroanatomy of higher order visual processing.

Produced by James E. Siegler & Erika Mejia. Music by Ars Sonor and Nuno Adelaida. Voiceover by Erika Mejia & Jennifer Aniston. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making.


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