Jargonagraphia: Clinical and neuropsychological correlates

Stefano F. Cappa, Giuseppina Cavallotti, Luigi A. Vignolo

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Jargonagraphia (i.e., fluent, unintelligible writing with abundant paragraphias and preserved mechanics of writing) is considered to be an infrequent symptom of Wernicke's aphasia. Six cases fulfilling the definition of jargonagraphia were found in a retrospective series of 1076 consecutive aphasics and neuropsychological and clinical correlates of this phenomenon were analysed. Jargonagraphia was not qualitatively uniform, and its appearance seems to be conditioned by the interaction of an increased "impulse to write" with disrupted language mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
Issue number1 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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