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global aphasia

a severe, nonfluent form of aphasia characterized by a complete loss of or drastic reduction in both expressive language skills—one’s ability to use speech and writing to communicate—and receptive language skills—one’s ability to comprehend the speech and writing of others. Neurological lesions in global aphasia are extensive and typically involve the entire left perisylvian language zone.

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May 26th 2024



n. a test in which the participant, with the eyes open, extends a forefinger and touches the forefingers of the examiner. Knowing the location of the examiner’s fingers, the participant should then be able to touch them with eyes closed. Failure to do so is called past-pointing.