Pure alexia for kana. Characterization of alexia with lesions of the inferior occipital cortex.


OBJECTIVE To characterize reading impairments caused by lesions in the posterior occipital cortices. METHODS We gave six patients with these lesions reading and writing tests and located a critical site for alexia using MRI and SPECT. RESULTS The patients read three-character kana (Japanese syllabograms) nonwords, and five-character kana nonwords… (More)