Patient Schn: has Goldstein and Gelb’s case withstood the test of time?

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Abstract or Description

The current manuscript takes a critical look at the case of Goldstein and Gelb’s patient, Schn, reported to be the first well-defined example of apperceptive visual agnosia. While doubts have been cast on the validity of the original investigations, we propose that perhaps the case of Schn should be reclassified as an example of integrative agnosia. Be that as it may, what is not in doubt is that the case of Schn has had a lasting impact on the development of neuropsychological theorem.


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Neuropsychologia, 42, 5, 633-638.