Acquired impairments in reading

Jeremy J. Purcell, Teresa M. Schubert, Argye E. Hillis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The act of reading-converting light reflected from printed text into both understanding and speech-is a complex cognitive endeavor. In modern society, it has become a critically valuable skill for learning and communication. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms that underlie how specific aspects of reading are robbed from individuals with acquired neurological impairments is of critical scientific interest. Commensurate with this interest, there has been an explosion of recent scientific query into acquired reading deficits, spanning a broad range of fields such as neuropsychology, experimental psychology, and computational neuroscience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Adult Language Disorders
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781317498353
ISBN (Print)9781848726857
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine
  • General Psychology


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