associative mindblindness
   A term that was coined in or shortly before 1890 by the German neurologist Heinrich Lissauer (1861-1891) to denote the inability to integrate a visual percept with information from the other sensory modalities, entailing a failure of prelin-guistic object representation. Lissauer used the notion of associative mindblindness in opposition to the notion of "apperceptive mindblind-ness, which was conceptualized by him as the inability to integrate various visual elements into a single coherent whole or percept. Both conditions are classified as variants of "mindblindness or visual agnosia.
   References
   Lissauer, H. (1890). Ein Fall von Seelenblindheit.
   Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, 21, 222-270.

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