On the 200th anniversary of Johann August Philipp Gesner's death, this paper summarizes and discusses a paper on language amnesia published in 1770. The author had clear knowledge of selective mental impairments resulting from brain diseases, and of separate mental representations for words and their underlying concepts. However, to explain the language impairment, Gesner suggested that it would not be caused by focal damage to a specific anatomic and functional unit of the mind, but is the consequence of a general sluggishness of the mental processes

Luzzatti, C. (2002). Johann August Philipp Gesner (1738-1801): a review of his essay "the language amnesia" in the bicentennial anniversary of his death. JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF THE NEUROSCIENCES, 11(1), 29-34 [10.1076/jhin.11.1.29.9094].

Johann August Philipp Gesner (1738-1801): a review of his essay "the language amnesia" in the bicentennial anniversary of his death

Luzzatti, C
2002

Abstract

On the 200th anniversary of Johann August Philipp Gesner's death, this paper summarizes and discusses a paper on language amnesia published in 1770. The author had clear knowledge of selective mental impairments resulting from brain diseases, and of separate mental representations for words and their underlying concepts. However, to explain the language impairment, Gesner suggested that it would not be caused by focal damage to a specific anatomic and functional unit of the mind, but is the consequence of a general sluggishness of the mental processes
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
aphasia; neuropsychology; history of aphasiology; language amnesia; mental processes; J.A.P. Gesner
English
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Luzzatti, C. (2002). Johann August Philipp Gesner (1738-1801): a review of his essay "the language amnesia" in the bicentennial anniversary of his death. JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF THE NEUROSCIENCES, 11(1), 29-34 [10.1076/jhin.11.1.29.9094].
Luzzatti, C
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