Wernicke's aphasia


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Related to Wernicke's aphasia: Broca's aphasia, conduction aphasia, Wernicke's area

Wernicke's aphasia

[¦ver·ni·kēz ə′fāzh·ə]
(psychology)
Fluent aphasia associated with injury to the area of the left temporal lobe just posterior to the primary auditory complex that is characterized by severely impaired auditory comprehension, and fluent but markedly paraphasic speech, sometimes at faster than normal rate.
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Chapter 1 provides a history and general description of Wernicke's aphasia.
Wernicke's aphasia corresponds to lesions found in Wernicke's area of the brain.
4,8] Occlusion of the inferior trunk of the middle cerebral artery usually results in contralateral hemianopsia or upper quadrantanopia, Wernicke's aphasia (usually with left sided lesions) and left visual neglect (usually with right sided lesions).