Loss of the ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations, typically resulting from disease or injury of the parietal lobe of the brain.
- 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.
- Testing of acalculia has to encroach both oral and written calculations with clinical and standardized neuropsychological tests.
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