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- adj. Between centres.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Between centers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Passing between or connecting centers; situated between vertebral centra; having the character of an intercentrum.
Articulations of Vertebral Bodies (intercentral ligaments).
This is connected by means of the intercentral paths _v_ with the motor speech-center M.
Then we have intercentral conductive dysphasia and aphasia.
I have above designated, as the chief difficulty for the child in the formation of words, the establishment of a connection between the central storehouse for sense-impressions -- i. e., the sensory centers of higher rank -- with the intercentral path of connection between the center-for-sounds and the speech-motorium.
Everything now depends on a well-established _intercentral communication_ between the two.
For the same word, e. g., _atta_, which the child does not read off from the mouth and does not repeat, he uses himself when he wants to be taken out; thus the inability is not expressive-motor, but central or intercentral.
Rather there results from the increasing number and manifoldness of the sense-impressions a continually increasing growth of the gray substance of the child's cerebrum, a rapid increase of the intercentral connecting fibers, and through this a readier co-excitement -- association, so called -- which unites feeling with willing and thinking in the child.
The author is of opinion that the ganglionic cells in this brain lacked processes, so that the intercentral connections did not attain development.
Here too, then, it is not centrifugal and centripetal peripheral lines, but intercentral paths or centers, that are not yet sufficiently developed -- in the case of my child, in the fourteenth month.
Thus in the very first attempt to repeat something heard there exists an unquestionable advance in brain development; and the first successful attempt of this kind proves not merely the augmented functional ability of the articulatory apparatus and of the sound-center, and the practicability of the impressive paths that lead from the ear to the sound-center -- it proves, above all, the establishment of intercentral routes that lead from the sound-center and the syllable-center to the motorium.
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