Gerstmann's Syndrome?

#1 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11003 posts) -

No, this isn't about getting fired for writing reviews, apparently it's a legitimate brain problem. Here's a link:  http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gerstmanns/gerstmanns.htm  
 
Symptoms include: "  a writing disability (agraphia or dysgraphia), a lack of understanding of the rules for calculation or arithmetic (acalculia or dyscalculia), an inability to distinguish right from left, and an inability to identify fingers (finger agnosia). " 
 
I know this has nothing to do with Giant Bomb's Gerstmann other than his name, but it's still funny to find things like this.  
 
Also, there is no cure. I'm sorry. 

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#2 Posted by Yummylee (21629 posts) -

MUST RESEARCH FOR SHOEMAKERITIS

#3 Posted by supermike6 (3564 posts) -

I thought Gerstmann syndrome was finding the path of least resistance and exploiting it in every game.

#4 Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin (3720 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
"an inability to identify fingers (finger agnosia). " 


That might be why Gerstmann gets terrified when people point at him - he probably thinks they're holding some type of exotic weapon.
#5 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -

I thought it was something that makes you think it's cool to wear FUBU on national television.

#6 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Yep, that's our Gerstmann.

#7 Posted by Milkman (16786 posts) -

Sounds about right.

#8 Edited by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Inb4jokeaboutoncehaving'Gerstmannitis'andtakingpenacilinfor2weeks.

#9 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

"What are those things on your wrist-knuckle!?!!??!!?!"

#10 Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin (3720 posts) -
@FunExplosions:
This whole time I thought Gerstmann was trying to blow himself but he might have just been trying to pick his nose with his penis.
#11 Posted by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -

If there's a Gerstmann syndrome there's got to be a Davis syndrome out there somewhere.

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#12 Posted by Legend (2659 posts) -
@BiffMcBlumpkin said:
" @FunExplosions: This whole time I thought Gerstmann was trying to blow himself but he might have just been trying to pick his nose with his penis. "
Thanks, Biff. Now I know what to tell my roommate to cover for that little "incident". XD
#13 Posted by Brendan (7807 posts) -
@SBYM said:
"I thought it was something that makes you think it's cool to wear FUBU on national television. "

Boom from the past.
#14 Posted by Hosstile17 (763 posts) -

I have an awful case of Caravellas.

#15 Posted by greennoodles (404 posts) -
@Hosstile17 said:
" I have an awful case of Caravellas. "
I heard benicillion is good for that.
#16 Posted by Toxin066 (3287 posts) -

My Scanlons have flared up like something else, man, I tell ya.

#17 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

MAN, my coonce is KILLING me, all up in the nymans!

#18 Posted by Skullo (646 posts) -

That's hilarious.

#19 Posted by greennoodles (404 posts) -
@Gamer_152 said:

" If there's a Gerstmann syndrome there's got to be a Davis syndrome out there somewhere. "

Davis syndrome: A very rare condition where short-limbed dwarfism is associated with immunodeficiency
#20 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -
@supermike6 said:
"I thought Gerstmann syndrome was finding the path of least resistance and exploiting it in every game. "

Nice one. 
#21 Posted by ch3burashka (5072 posts) -

This makes me think of a society in which we're all named after our diseases. Not a pleasant society to be in...

#22 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -
@CH3BURASHKA said:
" This makes me think of a society in which we're all named after our diseases. Not a pleasant society to be in... "
What about the people that self-diagnose with aspergers?
#23 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -
@BiffMcBlumpkin said:
" @MooseyMcMan said:
"an inability to identify fingers (finger agnosia). " 
That might be why Gerstmann gets terrified when people point at him - he probably thinks they're holding some type of exotic weapon. "
Thats so Gerstmann
#24 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

 Guys!

 http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/d/davis_syndrome/intro.htm
  Oh snap.
#25 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
an inability to identify fingers (finger agnosia).
So... Kinect has Gerstmann's Syndrome?
#26 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
 Symptoms include: a lack of understanding of the rules for calculation or arithmetic
So that's why GB uses stars :P
#27 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" and an inability to identify fingers (finger agnosia). "
The idea of this baffles me.  
 
If you couldn't identify fingers, would you know you had them? So may questions... 
#28 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11003 posts) -
@MaFoLu said:
" @MooseyMcMan said:
an inability to identify fingers (finger agnosia).
So... Kinect has Gerstmann's Syndrome? "
Haha!  I knew posting this would only lead to good things! (Just kidding Kinect fans). 
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#29 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
#30 Posted by frythefly (200 posts) -

 Josef Gerstmann
#31 Posted by Hosstile17 (763 posts) -

The main symptoms of Scanlon's Syndrome are night-sweats and dirt-tongue.

#32 Posted by Seanakin66 (158 posts) -
@Gamer_152 said:
" If there's a Gerstmann syndrome there's got to be a Davis syndrome out there somewhere. "
It's called Ryanosis, it's a condition in which even though you're still in control of your inner monologue, you swear it sounds like it's coming from across a large room.
#33 Posted by ajamafalous (11993 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan said:
" @supermike6 said:
"I thought Gerstmann syndrome was finding the path of least resistance and exploiting it in every game. "
Nice one.  "
#34 Posted by dudeglove (7843 posts) -
@Geno said:
" @MooseyMcMan said:
 Symptoms include: a lack of understanding of the rules for calculation or arithmetic
So that's why GB uses stars :P "
LOL
#35 Posted by allenibrahim (377 posts) -

I thought Gerstmann's Syndrome would be the inability to make good purchasing or sleeping decisions when regarding video games or alcohol.

#36 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@greennoodles said:
" @Gamer_152 said:

" If there's a Gerstmann syndrome there's got to be a Davis syndrome out there somewhere. "

Davis syndrome: A very rare condition where short-limbed dwarfism is associated with immunodeficiency "
Hahahahaa
#37 Posted by MikeHawk (382 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" MUST RESEARCH FOR SHOEMAKERITIS "
 It's not a disease, it's just death.
#38 Posted by evildeadron (830 posts) -
@frythefly said:
"
Josef Gerstmann
"

remove the o and the s and it all comes together
#39 Posted by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -

Sounds like you had a case of Googleboredom.

#40 Posted by sthusby (382 posts) -
@supermike6:  I don't get it.

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