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Neural mechanism of reading and writing in the Japanese language.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3609844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three Japanese patients presenting with pure alexia showed agraphia for Kanji in addition. A left angular gyrus lesion caused agraphia for both Kanji and Kana, but Kanji reading was preserved. A left posterior inferior temporal (PIT) lesion resulted in alexia and agraphia for Kanji, while the Kana function was preserved. These results imply that the semantic processing of reading Kanji words depends upon the left PIT area, while the phonological reading of Kana is mediated by the left angular gyrus. The PIT area also plays an important role in writing Kanji words.
M Iwata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Functional neurology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0393-5264     ISO Abbreviation:  Funct. Neurol.     Publication Date:    1986 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-28     Completed Date:  1987-08-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707746     Medline TA:  Funct Neurol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Agraphia / pathology*
Brain / pathology*
Dyslexia, Acquired / pathology*
Functional Laterality / physiology
Middle Aged
Neural Pathways / physiology
Parietal Lobe / pathology
Temporal Lobe / pathology

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