AUDIOVERBAL AMNESIA

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one type of auditory aphasia in which the individual may be able to retain and repeat certain single words presented acoustically but is unable to retain and repeat sentences or a string of words. The condition is often associated with lesions in the middle temporal gyrus.

AUDIOVERBAL AMNESIA: "A person with audioverbal amnesia may be able to repeat solitary words, but cannot repeat phrases."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AUDIOVERBAL AMNESIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/audioverbal-amnesia/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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