Different interhemispheric transfer of kanji and kana writing evidenced by a case with left unilateral agraphia without apraxia.

@article{Kawamura1989DifferentIT,
  title={Different interhemispheric transfer of kanji and kana writing evidenced by a case with left unilateral agraphia without apraxia.},
  author={Masahiko Kawamura and Keizo Hirayama and Hidenaga Yamamoto},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={1989},
  volume={112 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={1011-8}
}
Recent neuropsychological studies have revealed that the processing of kanji (the Japanese morphograms) and kana (the Japanese syllabograms) involves different intrahemispheric mechanisms. We describe a patient showing left unilateral agraphia without apraxia for kanji, but not for kana, who was diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging as having a lesion of the posterior body of the corpus callosum. This patient indicates that different neural pathways are used for kanji and kana not only… CONTINUE READING