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July 1, 2012 / Wythe

Neurological damage!

This list of real neurological problems is fantastic… and creepy. Definitely employing it presently in my 100 M. Y. games, and incorporating it into the official list of effects of SAN loss, radiation damage, and—natch—blows to the head. Here are a few faves:

  1. Acalculia – Inability to perform elementary arithmetic operations, to count or compare which of two numbers is larger.
  2. Amusia – Inability to recognize any music.
  3. Category specific agnosia – An (integrative or associative) agnosia for a certain class of objects: living beings, tools, vehicles, fruits etc.
  4. Dyschronometria – Inability to accurately estimate the amount of time that has passed.
  5. Neurogenic pruritus – Damage to the somatosensory pathways or cortex creates a persistent itch somewhere on the body, an itch that simply will not go away. Sufferers have a hard time not to scratch the itch.
  6. Witzelsucht – An uncontrollable tendency to make puns, tell inappropriate jokes or pointless stories at inconvenient moments. The person finds these intensely amusing.

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  1. sixpuns / Jul 1 2012 1:37 pm

    Witzelsucht? Uh-oh….

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