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    Written language production disorders: historical and recent perspectives

    Lorch, Marjorie (2013) Written language production disorders: historical and recent perspectives. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports 13 (8), ISSN 1528-4042.

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    Written language production is often the least examined neuropsychological function, yet it provides a sensitive and subtle sign to a variety of different behavioral disorders. The dissociation between written and spoken language and reading and writing first came to clinical prominence in the nineteenth century, with respect to ideas about localization of function. Twentieth century aphasiology research focused primarily on patients with unifocal lesions from cerebrovascular accidents, which have provided insight into the various levels of processing involved in the cognitively complex task of producing written language. Recent investigations have provided a broader perspective on writing impairments in a variety of disorders, including progressive and diffuse brain disorders, and functional brain imaging techniques have been used to study the underlying processes in healthy individuals.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Agraphia, Aphasia, Behavioral neurology, Neuropsychology
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 12:39
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:33


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