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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 2

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 2
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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This article is the second part of the analytical review devoted to development of approaches to the structure of writing and the nature of agraphia in foreign neuropsychology. The review H.Head's and K.Goldstein's theories is presented. 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 K.Goldstein's theory writing is considered as a multicomponent function, on the one hand, and as a function having both specific components and components common to other psychic functions, on the other hand. Analysis of H.Head's theory shows that this theory is difficult to assess in terms of the above parameters since the author distinguishes not the structural components of spoken or written language, but the levels of language. Thus, despite the opinion established in Russian neuropsychology in most reviewed theories: (1) views of writing as a function with complex multicomponent structure are present; (2) views of interfunctional relationships between writing and other psychic functions realized through shared components are widespread.

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

 

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: 24 February 2012.

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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. A Psychological analysis of the structure of writing: the history of agraphia studies in foreign neuropsychology. Part 2. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, No. 1(21), p. 12. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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