Wernicke's aphasia

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Related to Wernicke's aphasia: Broca's aphasia, conduction aphasia, Wernicke's area
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Noun1.Wernicke's aphasia - aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
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The lack of picture instructions in some subtests made it unsuitable for patients with severe disturbance of comprehension, such as Wernicke's aphasia.
This is scientifically plausible as a combined effect of Wernicke's aphasia and expressive aphasia, rendering the brain practically unable to comprehend language and communication.
This is also called Wernicke's aphasia (attributed to the person who discovered the condition and the area of the brain that is thought to be affected) or fluent aphasia (the enunciation, delivery, and tempo of speech is normal) (Damasio, 1992; Ellis, Miller, & Sin, 1983).