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BrainWaves Quanta: Agnosia

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

Seeing is believing. Or so I'm told. But this isn't a hard and fast rule in neurology. Cognitive neuroscientist and neurologist Dr. Geoffrey Aguirre joins me in this brief episode to discuss the neuroanatomy of higher-order visual processing.

Produced by James E Siegler and Erika Mejia. Music by Ars Sonor and Nuno Adelaida. Voiceover by Erika Mejia & Jennifer Aniston. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


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