A circumscribed refractory access disorder: A verbal semantic impairment sparing visual semantics.

@article{Warrington2004ACR,
  title={A circumscribed refractory access disorder: A verbal semantic impairment sparing visual semantics.},
  author={Elizabeth K. Warrington and Sebastian J. Crutch},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={299-315}
}
We report the case of a patient (AZ) with a semantic refractory access dysphasia. On matching-to-sample tests assessing comprehension of the spoken word, AZ shows all the hallmarks of a refractory access disorder, namely inconsistent performance on repeated testing and sensitivity to both presentation rate and the semantic similarity between competing responses. However, on tasks examining her visual knowledge, such as matching two structurally different exemplars of the same item, AZ's… CONTINUE READING
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