Letter and number writing in agraphia: A single-case study

Alessia Granà, Luisa Girelli, Francesca Gattinoni, Carlo Semenza

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The gradual recovery of writing abilities of a patient whose processing of Arabic numerals and alphabetic script evolved differently over time is reported. Writing of multidigit numerals was achieved when writing of letters was nil. However, despite an initial advantage for numbers, the final examination disclosed fluent and correct writing of letters and words together with specific syntactic difficulties in complex Arabic numerals. The differential improvement for Arabic and alphabetic stimuli is partly explained in terms of different processing requirements rather than in terms of script-specific mechanisms only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalBrain and Cognition
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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    Granà, A., Girelli, L., Gattinoni, F., & Semenza, C. (2001). Letter and number writing in agraphia: A single-case study. Brain and Cognition, 46(1-2), 149-153.