By Alexander Leff, Randi Starrfelt (auth.)
This e-book is a accomplished evaluation of the most bought issues of interpreting: hemianopic, natural and principal alexia. The authors assessment the diagnostic standards for every of the differing kinds of ailment, and the efficacy of the healing stories that experience tried to remediate them. the several theoretical types of grownup studying, which mostly relaxation on how the examining approach responds to harm, also are mentioned and evaluated. Focal mind harm brought on by stroke and mind tumors are mentioned intensive as are the results of dementia on reading.
This booklet begins with a bankruptcy on basic studying, by way of chapters on hemianopic alexia, natural alexia and vital alexia, every one based within the similar method, with: an outline of the ; a old evaluate of instances to this point; psychophysics; attention of the causative lesions; facts from practical imaging reviews on sufferers and, most significantly, a overview of the proof base for treating each one . ultimately, there's a bankruptcy on how sufferer info has knowledgeable how we predict approximately reading.
Alexia: analysis, remedy and Theory is geared toward neuropsychologists (both experimental and clinical), neurologists, speech therapists and others who care for sufferers whose examining has been plagued by an got mind harm, in addition to scholars learning language disorders.
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The study by Gassel and Williams (1963) reported clear differences in the reading eye movements of those with left- and right-sided hemianopias. Right-sided patients displayed, “Movements to the right which were smaller and less regular than expected; sometimes these movements were punctuated by small corrective movements to the left [p. ” That is, they made extra saccades (and thus fixations) with a greater proportion of leftward or “corrective” reading saccades. , infrared pupil or corneal tracking).
The relationship of monkey frontal eye field activity to saccade dynamics. J Neurophysiol. 1993;69:1880–9. 30 1 How Do We Read? 87. Pierrot-Deseilligny C, Israel I, Berthoz A, Rivaud S, Gaymard B. Role of the different frontal lobe areas in the control of the horizontal component of memory-guided saccades in man. Exp Brain Res. 1993;95:166–71. 88. Gaymard B, Ploner CJ, Rivaud S, Pechoux S, Pierrot-Deseilligny C. The frontal eye field is involved in spatial short-term memory but not in reflexive saccade inhibition.
Role of the different frontal lobe areas in the control of the horizontal component of memory-guided saccades in man. Exp Brain Res. 1993;95:166–71. 88. Gaymard B, Ploner CJ, Rivaud S, Pechoux S, Pierrot-Deseilligny C. The frontal eye field is involved in spatial short-term memory but not in reflexive saccade inhibition. Exp Brain Res. 1999;129:288–301. 89. Shibutani H, Sakata H, Hyvarinen J. Saccade and blinking evoked by microstimulation of the posterior parietal association cortex of the monkey.
Alexia: Diagnosis, Treatment and Theory by Alexander Leff, Randi Starrfelt (auth.)