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Mikadze Y.V., Kozintseva E.G., Skvortsov A.A., Zaykova A.V., Ivanova M.V. A Psychological analysis of the structure of writing: the history of agraphia studies in foreign neuropsychology. Part 1

Full text in Russian: Микадзе Ю.В., Козинцева Е.Г., Скворцов А.А., Зайкова А.В., Иванова М.В. Психологический анализ строения письма: история изучения аграфий в зарубежной нейропсихологии. Часть 1
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Pirogov Russian State Medical University, Moscow, Russia
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Center of Speech Pathology and Neurorehabilitation, Moscow, Russia

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Part 2


The analytical review of development of approaches to the structure of writing and the nature of agraphia in foreign neuropsychology is presented. In the first part of the paper the early theories (Wernicke-Lichtheim’s, Leischner’s, Pitres’, Chedru-Geschwind’s, Laine and Martilla’s, Barrière and Lorch’s theories) are discussed. The analysis is performed based on Russian neuropsychology statements where a set of two parameters characterizing the system structure of the psychic function is used. The first parameter corresponds to the internal structure of writing (the function of writing is treated as an undivided whole or a whole consisting of several components). The second parameter corresponds to the interfunctional relations between writing and other functions (describes if writing is a separate independent function or consists of components common to other psychic functions). In Russian neuropsychology foreign theories are traditionally considered as theories of narrow localizationalism. It is established however that in most reviewed theories writing is considered as a function with complex multicomponent structure containing components common to other psychic functions that provide the interaction between different functions.

Keywords: neuropsychology, psychological structure of writing, agraphia, psychic function, systemacity, interfunctional relations, narrow localizationalism

 

Funding
The study was performed under the Basic Research Program of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” in 2011.


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Received 30 June 2011. Date of publication: 30 October 2011.

About authors

Mikadze Yury V. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neuro- and Pathopsychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kozintseva Elena G. Ph.D. Student, Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychological-Social Faculty, Pirogov Russian State Medical University, ul. Ostrovityanova, 1, 117997 Moscow, Russia.
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Skvortsov Anatoly A
. Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of General and Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Research Associate, Center for Basic Research, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, ul. Myasnitskaya, 20, 101000 Moscow, Russia.
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Zaykova Anna V. M.Sci., Neuropsychologist, Department of Medical Psychology, Centre of Speech Pathology and Neurorehabilitation, ul. Nikoloyamskaya, 20, 109240 Moscow, Russia.
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Ivanova Mariya V. Ph.D., Neuropsychologist, Department of Medical Psychology, Center of Speech Pathology and Neurorehabilitation, ul. Nikoloyamskaya, 20, 109240 Moscow, Russia.
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Mikadze, Y. V., Kozintseva, E. G., Skvortsov, A. A., Zaykova, A. V., & Ivanova, M. V. (2011). A Psychological analysis of the structure of writing: the history of agraphia studies in foreign neuropsychology. Part 1. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 5(19). Retrieved from http://psystudy.ru. 0421100116/0049. [in Russian, abstr. in English].

Russian State Standard GOST P 7.0.5-2008
Mikadze Y.V., Kozintseva E.G., Skvortsov A.A., Zaykova A.V., Ivanova M.V. A Psychological analysis of the structure of writing: the history of agraphia studies in foreign neuropsychology. Part 1 [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2011. N 5(19). URL: http://psystudy.ru. 0421100116/0049. (date of access: dd.mm.yyyy). [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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