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Lec 11

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Lecture 11
Brain Damage
1. Receptive aphasias (problems with receiving language- input)
Pure Word deafness:
-problems in relating incoming sounds into representations which allow understanding of
-problems making language sense out of sounds THEY HEAR THE SOUNDS BUT
-involve stroke in dorsal temporal area near primary receptive area (auditor y)
-nor mal ability to read write and speak
-cannot repeat or commands unless wri tten
2. Integrated Aphasia (problems with putting together info: nuts and bolts not there)
-involves selecting and arranging meaningful units and there eventual conversion into
comprehension coherent speech
Wernikes Apahsia:
- make unintelligible statements, chattering for long periods of time without making sense
-words are not random though (not word salad) sounds like it makes sense
-all musical qualities of language in tact (RH)
-cannot name an object but can say something that is in a similar categor y (table-chair)
-or says similar sound paperpepper
-use objects appropriately
-responds to commands poorly and repitition b/c cannot understand
-IQ lowered
-must deal with families because patient is unaware of problem
Nominal Apashia (ANOMIA)
-inability to name things, usually object
Will use words t hat sound like it or circomclusion: describing it
- inability to name things is specific to nouns but can use it as a verb. What is this (comb)
the thing you use to comb your hair”
-caused by damage in angular gyr us
-problems in abstraction and perseverance (its not a file its a f ile)
3.Repition Apashias
Conduction Apashia: person cannot repeat but have a good comprehension and f luent
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