The meaning of meaningless gestures: a study of visuo-imitative apraxia.

@article{Goldenberg1997TheMO,
  title={The meaning of meaningless gestures: a study of visuo-imitative apraxia.},
  author={Georg Goldenberg and Sonja Hagmann},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={333-41}
}
In two patients with damage to the inferior portion of the left angular gyrus severely defective imitation of meaningless gestures contrasted with preserved performance of meaningful gestures to verbal command and with preserved imitation of meaningful gestures. In one patient the imitation deficit was restricted to the imitation of hand positions while imitation of finger configurations was normal. In both patients replication of the hand positions on a mannikin was as defective as imitation… CONTINUE READING
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