The case for single-patient studies

Michael McCloskey, Alfonso Caramazza

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It is argued that only single-patient studies allow valid inferences about normal cognitive processes from the analysis of acquired cognitive disorders. The arguments in favour of this position support the further claim that clinical classifications such as agrammatism and deep dyslexia are theoretically useless.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-527
Number of pages11
JournalCognitive neuropsychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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