Anomia for people's names

M. Hittmair-Delazer, G. Denes, C. Semenza, M. C. Mantovan

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The case of an anomia for people's names is reported. The study of this dissociation helps to clarify the difference in processing between proper and common names. Associated deficits in this and previously described cases provide support for the idea that an inability to retrieve arbitrary relations is the basis of the naming difficulty. This would confirm the role of proper names as purely referring expressions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-476
Number of pages12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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