from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as asemia.


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  • The most typical case is known as the pain asymbolia syndrome, where people who suffer from it have pain experiences without the negative affect.


  • Probably, they still feel the negative affect but don't mind it, whereas the pain asymbolia patients don't even feel the momentary negative affect.


  • In his paper, Dennett primarily relies on the kind of dissociation involved in lobotomy and morphine cases and treating them as if they involved the same kind of strong dissociation involved in pain asymbolia.


  • In fact, there is evidence that pain asymbolia may be the only form of genuine dissociation (Grahek 2007).


  • “Bilateral sensory seizures in a patient with pain asymbolia,”


  • At this period the gesture-language and modulation of voice of the child are generally easy to understand, as in case of pure ataxic aphasia (the verbal asemia or asymbolia of Finkelnburg) are the looks and gestures of aphasic adults.

    The Mind of the Child, Part II The Development of the Intellect, International Education Series Edited By William T. Harris, Volume IX.

  • For instance, pain asymbolia also typically produces a kind of dissociation ” a rather strong kind ” sometimes similar to cingulotomy patients 'but interestingly different from lobotomy patients' (Rubins and Friedman 1948; Hurt and Ballantyne



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