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visual attention disorder

any disturbance of a person’s ability to detect and attend to visual stimuli. Examples include Bálint’s syndrome and visual neglect. See also perceptual extinction.

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June 19th 2024

picture superiority effect

picture superiority effect

the tendency for a picture or drawing to be remembered better than the name of the pictured object. For example, people are more likely to remember “dog” if they see a drawing of a dog than if they see the word dog.