57| Neuropsych Bite: Balint’s Syndrome – With Dr. Joel Kamper
23 min

We bring you another Neuropsych Bite with Joel Kamper, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, to discuss Balint's syndrome, a rare neurological condition characterized by optic ataxia, oculomotor apraxia, and simultanagnosia due to parietal-occipital lesions.  This is the third episode in a series of rare neurological disorders.

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Newstalk ZB
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