By Alexander Leff, Randi Starrfelt (auth.)
This ebook is a entire evaluation of the most got problems of studying: hemianopic, natural and important alexia. The authors evaluate the diagnostic standards for every of the different sorts of affliction, and the efficacy of the healing stories that experience tried to remediate them. the several theoretical versions of grownup interpreting, which principally relaxation on how the studying procedure responds to damage, also are mentioned and evaluated. Focal mind harm brought on by stroke and mind tumors are mentioned extensive as are the results of dementia on reading.
This ebook begins with a bankruptcy on common studying, by way of chapters on hemianopic alexia, natural alexia and imperative alexia, each one established within the comparable approach, with: an outline of the ; a historic evaluation of instances thus far; psychophysics; attention of the causative lesions; proof from useful imaging reports on sufferers and, most significantly, a assessment of the proof base for treating every one situation. eventually, there's a bankruptcy on how sufferer info has educated how we expect approximately reading.
Alexia: analysis, therapy and Theory is geared toward neuropsychologists (both experimental and clinical), neurologists, speech therapists and others who take care of sufferers whose interpreting has been suffering from an bought mind harm, in addition to scholars learning language disorders.
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A) 30° visual field (HFA) from the patient’s right eye (RE). Note the normal blind spot ~15° to the right of fixation (crosshair) and the complete, macular-splitting hemianopia to the left (the field from the left eye demonstrated the same defect). Axial T2-weighted image (b) shows the same lesion affecting the medial part of the occipital lobe including the occipital pole (lesion shows as high signal – white). The sagittal T1 image (c) shows the medial part of the occipital pole which has been damaged (lesion is dark) above and below the calcarine fissure, which explains why the hemianopia affects both upper and lower visual fields equally.
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