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On the underlying causes of semantic paralexias in a patient with deep dyslexia

Friedman, R.B. and Lorch, Marjorie P. (1982) On the underlying causes of semantic paralexias in a patient with deep dyslexia. Neuropsychologia 20 (5), pp. 559-568. ISSN 0028-3932.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0028-3932(82)90029-X

Abstract

The nature of the underlying causes of paralexias produced by a patient exhibiting the syndrome of deep dyslexia was explored by pairing an oral reading task with a picture matching task using the same words. The results suggested two causes of semantic paralexias: word retrieval difficulties and impaired concept arousal. Parallel deficits in language tasks not involving written words were found. It is suggested that the major component of the deep dyslexia syndrome may reflect a deficit which is not specific to the written modality.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Marjorie P. Lorch credited as Marjorie B. Perlman
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 13:14
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4171

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