Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity

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  • Author(s): Gyorfi, Annamaria a, ⁎; Rebek-Nagy, Gabor b
  • Source:
    In 6th World Conference on Psychology, Counseling and Guidance (WCPCG-2015), Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 9 October 2015 205:671-675
  • Publication Information:
    Elsevier Ltd
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      a University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Tirgu Mures, 540139, Romania
      b Gabor Rebek-Nagy, University of Pecs, Medical School, 7624, Hungary
    • Note:
      Peer-review under responsibility of Academic World Research and Education Center.
    • Keywords:
      aphasia
      interdisciplinarity
      linguistics
      psychology
      emotional elements
      medicine
      Imagistics
      Information Technology
    • Abstract:
      Aphasia is an acquired language impairment, which occurs due to a brain damage. In receptive aphasia speech production is more fluent but less meaningful. In expressive aphasia, the patient's intellect might be intact, but speech production severely damaged. In either case the psychosocial impact of this condition is significant. Although, there are several studies on aphasia in medicine, psychology and linguistics, the latter is rarely involved in researching aphasia by medical teams. A recent survey on awareness of aphasia involving 226 Romanian respondents (154 with medical background) showed that only one physician was aware that linguistics also has aphasia as a research focus. This paper describes how we see collaboration between linguistics and other fields of specialities interested in researching aphasia. Medicine and Linguistics Medical imaging could be particularly helpful in mapping how the adjacent areas of the damaged language centre of the brain overtake lost functions for a visual understanding of speech activation in aphasics. Psychology and Linguistics: According to the biopsychosocial approach, therapeutic methods could be tailored according to functions of the nervous system of the individual, which would improve the efficiency of the applied therapy. Information Technology and Linguistics: Assistive technology consists of computers and related devices to aid aphasics’ communication and the relearning process. Speech analysis by PRAAT, a free computer software, shows that emotional elements can play the role of facilitating factors in the communication of aphasics. Conclusions In spite of the vast literature on aphasia we found little evidence of collaborative work among medicine, psychology, information technology and linguistics. Joint efforts may produce better results in understanding aphasia and subsequently can help to construct more productive methods for the benefit of these patients.
    • ISSN:
      1877-0428
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.105
    • Accession Number:
      S187704281505123X
    • Copyright:
      Copyright © 2015 The Authors Published by Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GYORFI, A.; REBEK-NAGY, G. Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, [s. l.], v. 205, p. 671–675, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Gyorfi A, Rebek-Nagy G. Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2015;205:671-675. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.105.
    • APA:
      Gyorfi, A., & Rebek-Nagy, G. (2015). Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 205, 671–675. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.105
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gyorfi, Annamaria, and Gabor Rebek-Nagy. 2015. “Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity.” Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 205 (October): 671–75. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.105.
    • Harvard:
      Gyorfi, A. and Rebek-Nagy, G. (2015) ‘Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity’, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 205, pp. 671–675. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.105.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gyorfi, A & Rebek-Nagy, G 2015, ‘Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity’, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 205, pp. 671–675, viewed 21 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Gyorfi, Annamaria, and Gabor Rebek-Nagy. “Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity.” Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 205, Oct. 2015, pp. 671–675. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.105.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gyorfi, Annamaria, and Gabor Rebek-Nagy. “Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity.” Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 205 (October 9, 2015): 671–75. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.105.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gyorfi A, Rebek-Nagy G. Aphasia and Interdisciplinarity. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences [Internet]. 2015 Oct 9 [cited 2019 Aug 21];205:671–5. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S187704281505123X&custid=s8280428