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Word Deafness

Also known as pure word deafness

Profound speech comprehension deficit

Inability to hear words as words

Like Wernicke’s aphasia, but worse

Wernicke’s aphasics have some speech perception ability

Geschwind: disconnection of Wernicke’s area from speech input

Hickok’s alternative: Damage to pSTP of both hemispheres

Speech production similar to that in conduction aphasia (Hickok 2000: 94)

Paraphasia

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