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Comparative Neuropsychology$
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A. David Milner

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524113.001.0001

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Brain mechanisms of apraxia

Brain mechanisms of apraxia

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(p.184) 11 Brain mechanisms of apraxia
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Comparative Neuropsychology
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Ulrike Halsband

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524113.003.0011

Apraxias have been defined as higher-order motor disturbances that are not due to paresis, a primary motor defect (normal strength, reflexes, coordination), ataxia, aphasia, or dementia. The basic deficit of an apraxic patient lies in the fact that the production of different natural movements is no longer possible. This can apply to complex manual actions or gestural movements, but also to routine everyday actions, such as dressing oneself or walking. Following acute brain damage, apraxias can appear at least as commonly as paresis or elementary motor disturbances.

Keywords:   apraxia, brain damage, motor disturbances, paresis, dementia, gestural movements

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