Bálint syndrome

Bálint syndrome is characterized by:

  1. simultanagnosia (inability to perceive more than one object at a time)
  2. optic ataxia
  3. oculomotor apraxia


It typically results from damage to the parieto-occipital regions, and has been associated with 1-3:

History and etymology

First described by Rezső Bálint (1874–1929), Hungarian neurologist-psychiatrist, in 1909 4.

Article information

rID: 13116
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Optic ataxia-gaze apraxia-simultanagnosia syndrome
  • Balint-Holmes syndrome
  • Balint syndrome
  • Balint's syndrome

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