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By Alexander Leff, Randi Starrfelt (auth.)

This booklet is a finished evaluate of the most obtained problems of analyzing: hemianopic, natural and critical alexia. The authors evaluate the diagnostic standards for every of the different sorts of illness, and the efficacy of the healing reviews that experience tried to remediate them. the various theoretical versions of grownup interpreting, which principally relaxation on how the studying method responds to harm, also are mentioned and evaluated. Focal mind harm attributable to stroke and mind tumors are mentioned intensive as are the results of dementia on reading.

This booklet begins with a bankruptcy on basic interpreting, by means of chapters on hemianopic alexia, natural alexia and imperative alexia, every one based within the comparable manner, with: an outline of the ; a ancient overview of circumstances so far; psychophysics; attention of the causative lesions; proof from sensible imaging reviews on sufferers and, most significantly, a evaluate of the facts base for treating every one . eventually, there's a bankruptcy on how sufferer info has knowledgeable how we expect approximately reading.

Alexia: analysis, therapy and Theory is aimed toward neuropsychologists (both experimental and clinical), neurologists, speech therapists and others who take care of sufferers whose examining has been tormented by an bought mind harm, in addition to scholars learning language disorders.

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57. Booth JR, Lu D, Burman DD, et al. Specialization of phonological and semantic processing in Chinese word reading. Brain Res. 2006;1071:197–207. 58. McDermott KB, Petersen SE, Watson JM, Ojemann JG. A procedure for identifying regions preferentially activated by attention to semantic and phonological relations using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Neuropsychologia. 2003;41:293–303. 59. Kherif F, Josse G, Seghier ML, Price CJ. The main sources of intersubject variability in neuronal activation for reading aloud.

Chapter 2 Hemianopic Alexia Description and Diagnosis A hemianopia is a loss of vision to one side of fixation, and it is usually caused by damage to the visual tracts after they have partially crossed (decussated) at the optic chiasm. In humans and most mammals, this partial crossing of optic nerve fibers means that information from the left half of the visual word is projected to the right visual cortex and vice versa (see Fig. 1 and anatomy section below). Hemianopic alexia is the most peripheral of the peripheral alexias.

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