A selective loss of the ability to read and to write music

  title={A selective loss of the ability to read and to write music},
  author={Marinella Cappelletti and H Waley-Cohen and Brian Butterworth and Michael D. Kopelman},
  pages={321 - 332}
Abstract This paper is a single case study of a professional musician, PKC, with a selective impairment in reading, writing and understanding musical notation. After sustaining a left posterior temporal lobe lesion and a small right occipito-temporal lesion in an episode of haemorrhagic encephalitis, the patient showed a specific deficit in reading music. She retained the ability to read aloud letters, words, numbers and symbols, including the musical ones, but was quite unable to read aloud… 
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