tactile aphasia

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A modality-specific naming impairment in which objects cannot be correctly named on the basis of touch alone so that a pair of scissors may be misnamed as a clock, or a ring as a balloon. This form of aphasia usually results from neurological damage resulting in disconnection between the tactile and language centres of the brain. See also aphasia, disconnection syndrome. Compare amorphognosia.

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