W-4. "Syntactic" processing of complex numbers: Neuropsychological study

Carlo Semenza, Francesca Borgo, Claudia Guerrini

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The production of syntactic errors of various types by single patients in number transcoding tasks has been interpreted as resulting from a dissociation between dealing with arabic script (impaired) and dealing with alphabetical script (preserved). This interpretation does not hold for patient R.M., who makes syntactic errors in a variety of tasks, including some, never administered before, that do not use the arabic code and yet need syntactic competence. A genuine disturbance to a syntactic component is a more likely interpretation for R.M.'s as well as previously described cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalBrain and Cognition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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