One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Loss of the ability to perform simple calculations, typically resulting from disease or injury of the parietal lobe of the brain.
- ‘This reported acalculia, specifically anarithmetria, is a feature atypical for the pure syndrome of alexia without agraphia.’
- ‘Denburg and Tranel have described three general categories of acalculia, which are summarized in Table 11-1.’
- ‘Patients with acalculia are unable to perform mathematical calculations, although some other numerical processing may still be available to them.’
- ‘The clinical terms are acalculia, for people like Signora Gaddi who lost her sense of numbers after a stroke, and dyscalculia for people who were born without numbers.’
- ‘This site gives links to pertinent other sites, including on smoker brain damage, especially acalculia, and an overview of the background on the smoking-gambling connection.’
- ‘Testing of acalculia has to encroach both oral and written calculations with clinical and standardized neuropsychological tests.’
Early 20th century: from a- ‘not’ + Latin calculare ‘calculate’ + -ia.
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