Akinetopsia or Motion Blindness

Akinetopsia is an extremely rare disorder in which a patient has lost the ability to perceive motion in their visual field, despite being able to see stationary objects. Akinetopsia is attributed to specific lesions in the visual cortex. The term was introduced in 1991 by the neurobiologist Semir Zeki.


Zeki, Semir (1991) “Cerebral akinetopsia (visual motion blindness): A review“. Brain 114, 811-824.