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This paper is concerned with single case studies of brain-damaged patients who have selective problems in recognizing and naming stimuli from specific categories (such as fruits and vegetables). We focus on the relevance of these studies for understanding how stimuli are normally recognized and named. To increase the relevance of such studies, we suggest that investigators need to develop more detailed process models of particular behaviours. Impairments can then be understood in terms of deficits to specific processes in the model. © 1987.

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Journal article


Trends in Neurosciences

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145 - 148