Color-Naming Defects in Association with Alexia

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


The case presented in this paper was called to my attention by Dr. Michael Fusillo, and was another case of alexia without agraphia with some special features. I might point out that this syndrome has turned out to be remarkably common, despite the fact that only a few years ago its very existence was questioned.


Color Vision Colored Chip Color Identification Speech Area Medial Temporal Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Geschwind
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA

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