alexic


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alexic

(əˈlɛksɪk)
adj
relating to or of the neurological condition alexia
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Noun1.alexic - a person with alexia
patient - a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
Adj.1.alexic - of or relating to or symptomatic of alexia
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Alterations in the functional anatomy of reading induced by rehabilitation of an alexic patient.
More recently, Kay & Hanley (1991) and Price & Humphreys (1992) have argued that the deficit that produces letter-by-letter reading in alexic patients can differ across patients, with letter-by-letter reading simply being a compensatory strategy adopted by some patients to mitigate their residual impairment in reading words (see Coslett, Saffran, Greenbaum & Schwartz, 1993).
Finally, one pure alexic patient, DM (Bub & Arguin, 1995), has demonstrated spared lexical decision ability, but not the same relatively high performance levels at semantic categorization.
The inclusion of color-related stimuli is based on the common finding of color anomia (inability to name color hues) and achromatopsia (inability to discriminate hues) in alexic patients (Albert, Goodglass, Helm, Rubens, & Alexander, 1981).
Nevertheless, the data from these patients in conjunction with ours suggest that alexic syndromes may be task-specific, such as the relation between printed text and oral naming when the lesion is similar to that described by Dejerine (1892).
Pure alexics who could not do letter-by-letter reading also had object agnosia (i.