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Apraxia

  • By: Raffaella Ida Rumiati
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Apraxia is a higher level motor disorder that patients exhibit when they perform voluntary movements. In right-handed individuals, lesions of the left parietal cortex produce apraxia of both limbs and buccofacial musculature (which includes the muscles of pharynx, larynx, jaw, velum, ...