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- n. The ability to recognise writing on the skin purely by the sensation of touch.
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If letter gnosis recognition is intact, the error is called graphesthesia.
Stereognosia, graphesthesia, tests of interhemisphere information transfer and coordination
Other specific tests of integrated function are graphesthesia and stereognosis.
Just as in the assessment of kinesthetic praxis, the evaluation of graphesthesia and stereognosis tests ( 1 ) the parietal lobe contralateral to the hand being tested and (2) the connections between the two hemispheres.
Following the test of graphesthesia on the hand ipsilateral to the patient’s dominant hemisphere, graphesthesia should be tested in the preferred hand.
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