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).
The second major contribution came in the 1970s from reports of alexic patients who had selective difficulty reading either new words (e.
Pure alexics who could not do letter-by-letter reading also had object agnosia (i.