Receptive Aphasia

Receptive aphasia refers to the inability to understand or express oneself in either written or verbal language. This is result of severe damage to medial temporal lobe of the brain and the surrounding white matter that not only destroys local language centers but also cuts off the occipital, temporal and parietal lobe access to the core language center of the brain. Interestingly, this type of brain injury does not actually impair the ability to speak, but it does impair to use language meaningfully.

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