Processing of visual syntax in a globally aphasic patient.

@article{Weinrich1989ProcessingOV,
  title={Processing of visual syntax in a globally aphasic patient.},
  author={Michael Weinrich and Richard D. Steele and Gregory Carlson and M K Kleczewska and Robert T. Wertz and Edward R. Baker},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={1989},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          391-405
        }
}
A globally aphasic patient was trained on a computerized visual communication system. His ability to comprehend reversible locative prepositional phrases after training was studied and compared with the performance of Broca's aphasics on a similar task. This patient's ability to generalize symbols for actions was also investigated. The results demonstrate our patient's capacity to master a formal visual syntax in the absence of natural language and illustrate how this capacity may be used… CONTINUE READING