n. Originally defined by French physician Pierre Paul Broca (1824-1880), this refers to a motor aphasia with nonfluency (i.e., lack of speech) but intact language functioning - as evidenced by intact writing abilities. This condition was later renamed Broca

APHEMIA: "A person with aphemia suffers from lack of speech but is able to write in a normal manner."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APHEMIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aphemia/ (accessed May 15, 2021).