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visual extinction

a form of visual neglect in which a previously visible stimulus in one half of the visual field is not consciously reported when a second stimulus appears simultaneously in the other half of the visual field. Visual extinction occurs as a result of brain damage, usually to the parieto-occipital cortex contralateral to the visual field in which the extinction occurs.

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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.