Select a disorder of the sensory system from this list and explain the symptoms of the disorder.

Read Chapters 6 and 7 of your text and complete the MyPsychLab Brain modules: Visual System and Perception.

Then, select a disorder of the sensory system to discuss. You must choose a different disorder than your peers. If you would like to focus on a disorder that is not on the list, please get prior approval from your instructor.

Select a disorder of the sensory system from this list.

Anton’s syndrome
blindsight
Balint’s syndrome
Gerstmann’s syndrome
akinetopsia
central achromatopsia
apperceptive agnosia
associative agnosia
prosopagnosia
object anomia
alexia without agraphia
hemispatial neglect
phantom limb pain
simultanagnosia
Capgras syndrome
tactile agnosia
cortical deafness
pure word deafness
receptive amusia
Conduct research and locate two peer-reviewed articles to support your statements. In your post

Explain the symptoms of the disorder.
Describe how the diagnosis is made (e.g., findings on brain imaging, laboratory testing, etc.).
Discuss the neurobiological basis for the disorder (e.g., CNS structures involved and neurotransmitters).
Describe the functional deficits associated with the disorder including how these may impact the patient’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (e.g., occupational, social, recreational).
Cite your sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center .
Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion.

Your response must include a description of the current treatment options, both pharmaceutical (including mechanism of action for any drug therapies) and behavioral (based on the functional deficits associated with the disorder) that are available for the disorder your peer described. You must use a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources in your response.

Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post.

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