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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The evidence for covert reading in alexic patients has been accounted for in various ways.
A complete model of normal and alexic reading would need to represent both parallel and sequential processing.
Alterations in the functional anatomy of reading induced by rehabilitation of an alexic patient.
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).
(1983) concluded that, although semantic paralexias are produced in a lower rate by 'common aphasics' than by 'deep alexics', the fact that about one half of unselected patients with aphasia presented at least one paralexia indicates that semantic paralexias are actually a common phenomenon in English-speakers with aphasia.
Pure alexics who could not do letter-by-letter reading also had object agnosia (i.e., an inability to identify objects).