Clinical Neuroscience

[In the context of Echolalia aphasia]

SIMONYI Gusztáv1

MARCH 05, 1951

Clinical Neuroscience - 1951;4(01)

[In anatomically proven Pick's atrophy, spontaneous speech deterioration was accompanied by long-standing sensory aphasia and echolalia. The echolalia also included sentences in foreign languages that were incomprehensible to the patient. Remnants of categorical behaviour can be recognised in the patient's attitude towards his environment. It is significant in the genesis of echolalia that in such cases there is damage to both the frontal and temporal lobes. In pathological conditions, echolalia occurs when speech intensity is reduced on the one hand and word comprehension is impaired on the other. An analogy between forced echolalia and other frontal forced phenomena (e.g. forced grasping) seems likely.]

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