Mixed transcortical aphsia. On relative sparing of phonological short-term store in a case

  title={Mixed transcortical aphsia. On relative sparing of phonological short-term store in a case},
  author={Luigi Trojano and Nina Antonetta Fragassi and Alfredo Postiglione and Dario Grossi},
A case of Mixed Transcortical Aphasia is reported. The patient showed completely impaired verbal comprehension and speech production, with preservation of automatic speaking and singing; repetition was relatively spared. A detailed study of word and nonword repetition is reported, in order to demonstrate that the patient's residual repetition ability is based on relative sparing of short-term phonological store. 
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  • E. Stengel
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The Journal of mental science
  • 1947
The various phases which echolalia and the associated completion phenomenon undergoes in the course of the evolution and re-evolution of speech have been demonstrated and a new interpretation of echo-reactions in schizophrenia has been advanced.