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Semantic Dementia

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

Semantic dementia is a brain disorder characterized by progressive loss of world knowledge and conceptual understanding, which results from degeneration of the temporal lobes of the brain. The disorder typically affects people in the 6th to 8th decade of life. It ...