Sensory-specific anomic aphasia following left occipital lesions: Data from free oral descriptions of concrete word meanings

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The present study investigated hierarchical lexical semantic structure in oral descriptions of concrete word meanings produced by a subject (ZZ) diagnosed with anomic aphasia due to left occipital lesions. The focus of the analysis was production of a) nouns at different levels of semantic specificity (e.g., "robin"-"bird"-"animal") and b) words describing sensory or motor experiences (e.g., "blue," "soft," "fly"). Results show that in contrast to healthy and aphasic controls, who produced words at all levels of specificity and mainly vision-related sensory information, ZZ produced almost exclusively nouns at the most non-specific levels and words associated with sound and movement.

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  • Neurology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-207
JournalNeurocase
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Audiology (013020000), Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003), Department of Psychology (012010000)

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