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visual consciousness

those contents of consciousness that have a visual origin. Operationally, such consciousness consists of those visual events that can be reported, distinguished from each other, and acted upon on request. Given these criteria, visual consciousness does not include blindsight.

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June 19th 2024



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.