Self-monitoring behavior in a case of severe auditory agnosia with aphasia

Robert C. Marshall, B. Z. Rappaport, Luis Garcia-Bunuel

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This case report describes an unusual combination of speech and language deficits secondary to bilateral infarctions in a 62-year-old woman. The patient was administered an extensive series of speech, language, and audiologic tests and was found to exhibit (1) a fluent aphasia in which reading and writing were extremely well preserved in comparison to auditory comprehension and oral expression, and (2) a severe auditory agnosia. In spite of her auditory processing deficits, the patient exhibited unexpected self-monitoring ability and the capacity to form acoustic images on visual tasks. The manner in which she corrected and attempted to correct her phonemic errors, while ignoring semantic errors, suggests that different mechanisms may underlie the monitoring of these errors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-313
Number of pages17
JournalBrain and Language
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1985

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by a Merit Review grant from the Veterans Administration Central Office and the Research and Development Committee of the V.A. Medical Center, Portland, OR. The authors are indebted to Dr. Leslie G. Rothi, University of Florida Medical School, Gainesville, FL and Dr. Lee Ann C. Golper and Sandra Neuburger, V. A. Medical Center, Portland, OR., for their assistance with the manuscript. Send requests for reprints to Robert C. Marshall, Ph.D., Chief, Audiology and Speech Pathology Service (126), V. A. Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing


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