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ventral stream

a series of cortical maps of the visual field that flow from the occipital cortex to the temporal lobe. These maps represent nameable visual features of objects, such as color, size, texture, object identity, and the like. The ventral stream is known informally as the “what” pathway of perception. Compare dorsal stream.

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hospitalism

hospitalism

n. in infants, lack of psychomotor response or failure to gain weight or produce purposeful behavior, often thought to be a response to separation from mothers and subsequent institutionalization. See also reactive attachment disorder.