from The Century Dictionary.
- Deprived of the visual memory of the signs of language. Unable, as a result of disease, to read, though possibly retaining the ability to speak, write, and understand spoken words.
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- adjective Describes a person who suffers from
word blindnessor alexia
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to or symptomatic of alexia
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Suddenly all these bobbles you got word-blind to before leap up and smack you in the face.
Hans Christian Andersen, creator of fairy tales, was word-blind.
In many ways, it had been the making of him — as it had other word-blind people, like Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Nelson Rockefeller.
The minor hemisphere in addition to being unable to talk, and unable to write, and word-deaf and word-blind, was inferred by extrapolation to be typically lacking also in the higher cognitive faculties associated with language and symbolic processing.
Again, such cases seem to tell us that word comprehension is confined to the left hemisphere and that the spared right hemisphere must be word-deaf, as well as word-blind.
He is like the patients that Kussmaul calls "word-blind," who can not, in spite of good sight, read the written words they see, but can express them in speech and writing.
(8, 9, 10) on these patients seemed to show from the start that the disconnected right hemisphere was by no means word-deaf as anticipated, nor either word-blind.