Premature Thoughts on Writing Disorders

  title={Premature Thoughts on Writing Disorders},
  author={Isabelle Barri{\`e}re and Marjorie Perlman Lorch},
  pages={108 - 91}
Three papers appeared in the 19th century describing the dissociation between speech and writing: Marcé (1856), Ogle (1867) and Pitres (1884). An account of the convincing evidence of dissociations put forward in these papers is presented. Three explanations are proposed as to the reason why the observations reported by these authors were overlooked or rejected by their contemporaries, namely: (a) in the first half of the century it seems that very little knowledge of the processes underlying… 
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