By Alexander Leff, Randi Starrfelt (auth.)
This booklet is a entire assessment of the most obtained issues of interpreting: hemianopic, natural and imperative alexia. The authors overview the diagnostic standards for every of the differing kinds of illness, and the efficacy of the healing reports that experience tried to remediate them. the several theoretical versions of grownup examining, which principally relaxation on how the analyzing process responds to harm, also are mentioned and evaluated. Focal mind harm because of stroke and mind tumors are mentioned intensive as are the consequences of dementia on reading.
This booklet begins with a bankruptcy on general interpreting, through chapters on hemianopic alexia, natural alexia and imperative alexia, every one based within the comparable manner, with: an outline of the situation; a ancient overview of instances to this point; psychophysics; attention of the causative lesions; proof from practical imaging reviews on sufferers and, most significantly, a evaluation of the proof base for treating every one . ultimately, there's a bankruptcy on how sufferer information has trained how we expect approximately reading.
Alexia: prognosis, remedy and Theory is geared toward neuropsychologists (both experimental and clinical), neurologists, speech therapists and others who care for sufferers whose examining has been laid low with an received mind harm, in addition to scholars learning language disorders.
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Vision is suppressed during saccades, a complex process requiring very closely knit sensorimotor integration, so that we don’t perceive the blur of visual information transmitted by the retina as saccades are made with open eyes . This function (saccadic suppression) which occurs during all eye movements can be best appreciated (as Erdmann and Dodge noted in 1898) when trying to observe one’s own eye movements. If you look into a mirror and look from one eye to the other you cannot observe your own eyes in motion, yet an external observer clearly sees this .
Cross-cultural differences in unimpaired and dyslexic reading: behavioral and functional anatomical observations in readers of regular and irregular orthographies. In: Brunswick N, McDougall S, de Mornay DP, editors. Reading and dyslexia in different orthographies. Hove: Psychology Press; 2010. p. 249–72. 4. Brunswick N, McDougall S, De Mornay DP. Reading and dyslexia in different orthographies. Hove/New York: Psychology Press; 2010. 5. Benson DF. The third alexia. Arch Neurol. 1977;34:327–31. 6.
A final important factor is the number of saccades made within words. , over half the time readers only made one rather than two fixations within the word . The proportion of intra-word fixations rises for all words, however, when the initial fixation is not at the optimum viewing point . This has ramifications for patients with hemianopic alexia who have very inefficient reading scanpaths which may be compounded by a failure to land on the optimum viewing point of words in a text array (see Chap.
Alexia: Diagnosis, Treatment and Theory by Alexander Leff, Randi Starrfelt (auth.)
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