acalculia


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Related to acalculia: Gerstmann syndrome, Finger agnosia

acalculia

[‚ā·kal′kyü·lē·ə]
(medicine)
A form of aphasia characterized by inability to do mathematical calculations.
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Spatial acalculia is a distinct disorder characterized by difficulties in the spatial representation of numbers which manifest as number rotation, number omission, misreading of arithmetical signs, difficulty with column alignment and placing of decimals, while leaving number reading and number formation skills intact (Geary, 1993).
His evolving paralysis and acalculia, his fits of rage and disgust--all documented--immediately open up enormous "plastic" possibilities.