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April 1985

Preserved Stenography Reading in a Patient With Pure Alexia: A Model for Dissociated Reading Processes

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Zürich.

Arch Neurol. 1985;42(4):400-402. doi:10.1001/archneur.1985.04060040114026

• A proficient stenographer who had had cerebral metastases suffered from pure alexia for normal print but could still read stenography with ease. It is suggested that especially the visuospatial properties of stenography made possible "alternative" reading, most likely via the right hemisphere.

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