conduction aphasia


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Related to conduction aphasia: global aphasia
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Noun1.conduction aphasia - aphasia in which the lesion is assumed to be in the association tracts connecting the various language centers in the brain; patient's have difficulty repeating a sentence just heard
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
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Eslinger and Damasio investigated various aphasia types and found that Broca's and conduction aphasia appeared at a younger age than Wernicke's and global aphasia(6).
The existence of this direct whole-word naming route finds support in studies of subjects with repetition conduction aphasia, some of whom appear to have lost all phonological sequence knowledge (Figure 4, pathway 3/4-7) and do not produce phonological paraphasic errors.
Conduction aphasia is a rare type, occurring in less than 10 percent of cases.