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The Anatomy of Acquired Disorders of Reading

  • Norman Geschwind
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 16)

Abstract

Like most neurologists of my generation I had been trained to an overwhelming skepticism toward the view that there were highly characteristic aphasic syndromes associated with different lesions of the brain. Even more forcefully I had accepted the view that any attempt at ‘explaining’ the syndromes on the basis of anatomy was a futile endeavor. Although Sir Charles Symonds had during my years at Queen Square stood almost alone against this view, I had been so caught up in the standard approach that I disregarded his perceptive teachings.

Keywords

Corpus Callosum Occipital Cortex Angular Gyrus Left Visual Field Arabic Numeral 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Geschwind
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA

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