acalculia


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Related to acalculia: Gerstmann syndrome, Finger agnosia

acalculia

(ˌækælˈkjuːlɪə)
n
(Psychology) psychol an inability to make simple mathematical calculations
[C20: from a-1 + Latin calculāre to calculate]

acalculia

- The inability to perform simple arithmetic.
See also related terms for inability.

acalculia

Psychiatry. an inability to work with figures; a mental block concerning calculation.
See also: Numbers
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Una motivacion para pensar en esta version arquitectural abstracta de la FL en la que se basa esta objecion, es que en varias ocasiones Chomsky afirma que la evidencia empirica de trastornos que afectan la capacidad numerica (por ejemplo, acalculia), pero no la linguistica o viceversa, no muestra que la recursion aritmetica no derive de la recursion linguistica, porque los trastornos de ejecucion no muestran nada acerca de la competencia linguistica (62).
Neurologic presentation of meningoencephalitis with RP varied between cases; reported presentations were hearing loss, unsteadiness, personality changes, generalized tonic-clonic seizure, impaired cognitive function, impaired visual acuity, confusion, memory loss, unstable gait, ataxia, hydrocephalus, delirium, cerebral infarction, coordination problems, distraction, word finding difficulty, emotional lability, abducens nerve palsy, anxiety, insomnia, memory loss, deafness, gait change, urinary incontinence, expressive and receptive aphasia, dullness, acalculia, and papilledema [6].
CALCULI in the kidneys is bad; ACALCULIA means you can't add.
(2) Clinical features of PCA constitute a wide variety of signs and symptoms; nevertheless, the most frequent include hemiagnosia (deficit in awareness of one side of space), optic ataxia (lack of coordination between visual inputs and hand movements, resulting in inability to reach and grab objects), visual agnosia (an impairment in recognition of visually presented objects), alexia (difficulty to understand written words), acalculia (difficulty with simple mathematical tasks), and agraphia (loss in the ability to communicate through writing).
Twenty (86,9%) PCA patients exhibited some or all elements of Gerstmann's syndrome (agraphia, acalculia, and digital agnosia), 18 (78,3%) PCA patients showed some or all elements of Balint's syndrome (simultanagnosia and oculomotor apraxia), 7 (30,4%) PCA patients presented neglect, and 1 (4,3%) PCA patient showed aphasia.
He had alexia, agraphia, acalculia but no finger agnosia, prosopagnosia, or visual agnosias.
(2008) sobre os prejuizos cognitivos causados por AVC indica que infartos em HE resultam geralmente em afasia, mutismo, apraxia bucofacial, agrafia, acalculia, apraxia ideacional e desorientacao quanto a lateralidade direita/esquerda.
Reportes de casos han mostrado secuelas a la isquemia, como acalculia (20-22), trastornos de panico (23), mutismo acinetico (24), delirios de parasitosis (25), tambien conocido como sindrome de Ekbom, donde hay una idea distorsionada de estar infestado con parasitos, con percepciones cenestesicas (26); tambien otros, como cambios comportamentales y deterioro cognitivo (27), posiblemente asociado con desconexion de las vias del sistema limbico (28).