The Man Who Knew Moses But Not His Own Son

— Discover Magazine

“Nissim”, a 64 year old man, knows that the word for the eldest son in a family is the “firstborn”, but he says that snow is pink and that we wear coats on our feet.

A stroke left him unable to talk about anything except abstract concepts.

The case of Nissim is reported in a fascinating new paper from Israeli psychologists Gvion and Friedmann: A selective deficit in imageable concepts.

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