Balint’s syndrome

In humans, Balint’s syndrome refers to a particular disorder that consists of three distinct deficits due to biparietal lesions: i) the patient has difficulties steering the gaze, oculomotor apraxia; ii) accurately reaching for objects in the spatial environment using visual guidance, optic ataxia; iii) and most characteristic of the disorder, the inability to perceive more than one object or an objects’ feature at any given time, simultagnosia (Watson & Breedlove, 2018).


Watson, N., & Breedlove, M. (2018). The Mind’s Machine—Foundations of Brain and Behavior. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.