Two types of thought: Evidence from aphasia

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (1):20-21 (2005)

Evidence from aphasia is considered that leads to a distinction between abstract and concrete thought processes and hence for a distinction between rules and similarity. It is argued that perceptual classification is inherently a rule-following procedure and these rules are unable to be followed when a patient has difficulty with name comprehension and retrieval.
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DOI 10.1017/s0140525x05290015
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