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Doctor insights on: Visual Perception

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What does it mean if an autistic child has visual perception issues?

What does it mean if an autistic child has visual perception issues?

1st check vision &: Hearing, even if it requires conscious sedation for a visual evoked response, brainstem auditory evoked response & eeg if any sign of seizures. 2nd, a neuropsychologist can test his ability to process shape, location & spatial orientation of objects, fine motor & visual construction ability & executive functions. Non-verbal learning disabilities are common in asperger syndrome, not autism. ...Read more

Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
Neurosurgery
37 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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If a stoke patient had difficulty in visual perception, where might the demage be located in the brain?

If a stoke patient had difficulty in visual perception, where might the demage be  located in the brain?

Visual perception: The occipital region of the brain is where visual processing takes place, this is the back side of the head. Visual issues can also occur if there have strokes affecting the optic nerves. ...Read more

Dr. Harvey Fishman Dr. Fishman
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Medical cause for everything looking different/surreal/superficial through my eyes; an altered perception at all times along with other visual changes?

Medical cause for everything looking different/surreal/superficial through my eyes; an altered perception at all times along with other visual changes?

Pseuduotumor cerebri: Doxycycline can cause visual disturbances and you may have idiopathic intracranial hypertension (also known as pseudotumor cerebri)-- see your eyemd and mention that you are on Doxycycline and you need your optic nerve examined for disc edema. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook Dr. Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Can extreme stress, anxiety and depression cause distorted perceptions, illusions and visual hallucinations?

Can extreme stress, anxiety and depression cause distorted perceptions, illusions and visual hallucinations?

Yes: Stress and anxiety of a degree to cause these phenomena warrants professional help. Please arrange to see a Psychiatrist who may refer you to a neurologist to rule out neurologic disease. ...Read more

Dr. Jalal Zuberi Dr. Zuberi
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College
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I can't feel time perception ?

I can't feel time perception ?

Stress/Anxiety: What has changed in your life recently? Have you been sick recently or feeling depressed? Try finding ways to relax for now and eliminating any disturbing thoughts from your mind. Then schedule yourself with your PCP for your annual physical if not done already to make sure everything else is OK. In the meantime, talk to a friend about your feelings. It usually helps. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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I can't feel time perception ?

What do you mean?: I'm sorry, but I don't know what you mean. Nobody is consciously aware of time passing. You have to look at a calendar to know what year it is, or look at a clock to know that it is 4:28 am, etc. So ask your question again and please explain what you mean a little better. Remember you have only 150 characters to use in your question, and keep it brief but complete. ...Read more

Dr. George Valdez Dr. Valdez
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How can I teach a perception of beauty?

How can I teach a perception of beauty?

By Example: Make sure they are aware of as many varieties of art, music, literature as possible. Point out the beauty in the smallest details, beauty in contrasts, and most important inner beauty. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. David Lipkin Dr. Lipkin
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Perception of time feels flawed. For some weeks stuff that happened hours ago/days ago feels like it happened several days ago. possible causes?

Perception of time feels flawed. For some weeks stuff that happened hours ago/days ago feels like it happened several days ago. possible causes?

See answer: Perception of time is a function of a highly distributed system involving the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum and basal ganglia. Distortion of time perception can occur from recreational drugs, psychotic states, strong emotional states and probably in a number of other circumstances. If non of the above apply to you see a physician if the feeling persists. See:> http://bit.ly/1XUEglz ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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It's almost been two months since i got high for the first time and i feel like my perception is off. What could this be ? How long will it last ?

It's almost been two months since i got high for the first time and i feel like my perception is off.  What could this be ? How long will it last ?

Do get help: If your family refuses, ask someone at school - teacher, coach, counselor? You do need a therapist to talk to in order to get past this issue and perhaps other things that trouble you. Being a young adult is a challenge and this has gone on too long not to deal with it seriously. Get some help soon. ...Read more

Dr. Ilene Ruhoy Dr. Ruhoy
Neurology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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What neurotransmitters regulate pain perception?

What neurotransmitters regulate pain perception?

Multiple transmitter: Pain is complicated and multiple neurotransmitters modulate pain. Not to confuse you but they include substance P, norepinephrine, VIP, endorphins, serotonin, somatostatin, CGRP, GABA, glutamate, cholecystokinin, and nitric oxide and there are just as many, if not more, receptors. As you can see, the regulation of pain is very complex with multiple etiologies. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro Dr. Saponaro
Clinical Psychology
14 years in practice
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
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Might mirrors affect self perception?

Mirrors are reality: Mirrors certainly reflect the self in the most accurate sense in the same way a scale reflects weight. If you mean do mirrors have a negative effect on self perception, the answer would be no - its the thoughts that come along with the perception that can be distorted, helpful, or harmful to oneself. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How do depth perception pills do for someone?

Fake: There is no such thing as depth perception pills. Any you might find advertised are fake. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How can you know if you have depth perception?

How can you know if you have depth perception?

Evaluate: Your ophthalmologist has tests for this. You can estimate your ability by seeing movies in depth like Avatar, or getting one of many books at the bookstore e.g. "Magic Eye" which require perception in depth to see in depth. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is intelligence influenced by one's perception?

Is intelligence influenced by one's perception?

This sounds a: Bit like psycho babble. Haven't got a clue what you are trying to ask here. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman Dr. Whitman
Ophthalmology
41 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Patricia Foster Dr. Foster
Psychiatry
40 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can SSRI's distort perception of time and memory?

Can SSRI's distort perception of time and memory?

Taking SSRIs: is not associated with distortions of time or memory problems. If these occur, reassess diagnosis, any drug interactions with other meds you may be taking and treatment alternatives with prescribing doc. Also consider further medical evaluation to find cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What does it mean when your depth perception is poor?

What does it mean when your depth perception is poor?

Stereo vision issues: Stereovision is the ability to see in depth using the two eyes together. If one eye sees poorly or the eyes do not work well together, your depth vision is likely to be impaired. If this is your problem, you will notice this especially if you look at a stereovision movie like avatar when the experience will not be so well for you. ...Read more

Dr. Tod Haller Dr. Haller
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me about depth perception problems in children?

Can you tell me about depth perception problems in children?

Depth = 3D vision : Depth perception, or 3-d vision, can easily be tested by an ophthalmologist in the office. Any problems in depth perception arise from either one of the two eyes not seeing well, or the eyes are not aligned properly. An ophthalmologist can tell you which of the following can cause this problem in your child and how to treat it. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Please explain if it is possible to improve depth perception?

Please explain if it is possible to improve depth perception?

Generally not: Depth perception dysfunction is usually due to childhood strabismus, or poor vision in one eye. These things are usually permanent and cannot be treated. ...Read more