asymbolia

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asymbolia

[‚ā‚sim′bōl·ē·ə]
(medicine)
An aphasia in which there is an inability to understand or use acquired symbols, such as speech, writing, or gestures, as a means of communication.
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This paper explores the consequences of such a view for both motivationalism and the categorization of pain asymbolia as a syndrome, arguing for a close link between asymbolia and various forms of depersonalization.