Visual feedback of finger writing in a patient with sensory aphasia: a case report and theoretical considerations

Yoshihiro Itaguchi, Yuho Suzuki, Chiharu Yamada, Kazuyoshi Fukuzawa

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Abstract

Through cognitive task performance, we examined the functional role of finger writing (kūsho) in a Japanese patient with moderate sensory aphasia and reading difficulties. We hypothesized that the visual feedback of kūsho would improve visual language processing, which we tested with a “kanji construction task” using character subparts. Results showed a higher number of correct responses 1) when the patient used kūsho and 2) when visual feedback of finger movements was available. The results suggest that kūsho may not improve the retrieval of phonological information but does aid the visual processing necessary to assemble character subparts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalNeurocase
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • aphasia
  • embodied cognition
  • finger movements
  • language disorders
  • reading
  • visual perception
  • word

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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