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The Sound Of Actions In Apraxia


The image depicts a blindfolded individual who tries to understand through audition the actions performed by others. Thus, it represents the fundamental social ability that allows a person to know what other individuals are doing even when vision is not available. A study performed by Pazzaglia et al. demonstrates that brain-damaged individuals affected by apraxia, a neuropsychological disturbance characterized by deficits in executing limb or buccofacial actions, are also impaired in recognizing the very same actions by their sound.