Anomia for facial expressions: Evidence for a category specific visual-verbal disconnection syndrome

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Abstract

We describe a patient with a selective impairment in naming and pointing to emotional facial expressions following damage to the right temporal lobe. His language functions were otherwise intact, and he performed well on a variety of perceptual and associative emotional facial tasks. We propose that his inability to match facial expressions with their names was induced by a disconnection between visual semantic and verbal semantic representations for facial emotions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1041
Number of pages11
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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