Anomia for common names and geographical names with preserved retrieval of names of people: a semantic memory disorder.

@article{Lyons2002AnomiaFC,
  title={Anomia for common names and geographical names with preserved retrieval of names of people: a semantic memory disorder.},
  author={Frances Lyons and John Richard Hanley and Janice Kay},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={23-35}
}
This paper describes the case of an anomic patient (FH) who is impaired at naming pictures of objects but has no difficulties in recalling the names of familiar people. Even though his performance on McKenna's (1997) Category Specific Naming Test was at the first percentile, he consistently recalled the names of familiar people as successfully as controls. It is argued that the pattern of performance displayed by FH represents a much clearer double dissociation with proper name anomia than any… CONTINUE READING

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