The syndrome of Gogi (word meaning) aphasia. Selective impairment of kanji processing.

@article{Sasanuma1975TheSO,
  title={The syndrome of Gogi (word meaning) aphasia. Selective impairment of kanji processing.},
  author={Shun-ichi Sasanuma and Hidetoshi Monoi},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1975},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={627-32}
}
In 1943, Imura described an aphasic syndrome shown by Japanese patients and designated it as Gogi ("word-meaning") aphasia. Salient features are selective impairment of processing kanji or Chinese characters and difficulty in finding access to the lexicon in both production and reception, with preservation of processing kana or phonetic signs, and fluent oral repetition. A patient with this syndrome is presented, with emphasis on the nature of his kanji impairment. Cases of Gogi aphasia in the… CONTINUE READING

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