BBC News Online
Saturday, 2 February, 2002, 00:11 GMT
Altered images for brain damage patients
Imagine looking at a dog - and not recognising it as a dog. What if you looked
at a sheep or a cow, and didn't know what it was?
And what if you looked at the pictures above - and thought the "babex" and
"bunnyphant" might be real?
That is the situation for some people with visual agnosia.
People with the condition can have trouble recognising animals, faces or
Now a series of films entitled "Eye See" is being planned to allow everyone to
see the world as visual aphasics see it.