• Title: Pure Alexia: Letter-By-Letter Reading a Special Issue of the Journal Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Author: Max Coltheart
  • ISBN: 9780863779992
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pure Alexia Letter By Letter Reading a Special Issue of the Journal Cognitive Neuropsychology Pure alexia was the first specific form of acquired dyslexia reading impairment caused by brain damage to have been clearly identified this was done by the French neurologist Dejerine than a century a
    Pure alexia was the first specific form of acquired dyslexia reading impairment caused by brain damage to have been clearly identified this was done by the French neurologist Dejerine than a century ago It has also been called word form blindness, alexia without agraphia and, recently, letter by letter reading Despite its venerable history, it has not been mPure alexia was the first specific form of acquired dyslexia reading impairment caused by brain damage to have been clearly identified this was done by the French neurologist Dejerine than a century ago It has also been called word form blindness, alexia without agraphia and, recently, letter by letter reading Despite its venerable history, it has not been much studied in detail until the past decade, which has seen a great deal of research on it This volume surveys recent and current research, with particular emphasis on three fundamental questions what implications does this disorder have for models of the normal reading process, what does it tell us about the neuroanatomy of the reading system, and what does it tell us about the language capabilities of the right cerebral hemisphere

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