Selective deficit of conceptual structures in aphasia: Class versus thematic relations

C. Semenza, G. Denes, D. Lucchese, P. Bisiacchi

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Abstract

Conceptual structures in aphasia were investigated by means of a nonverbal test. The understanding of class and thematic relationships was demonstrated to be selectively impaired according to varieties of aphasic deficit. Broca's aphasics showed difficulty evaluating a thematic relationship and did not differ from normal controls as far as class relationships were concerned. The opposite happened for Wernicke's aphasics whose defect seems to be selectively restricted to class relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalBrain and Language
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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