Disorders of Memory and Language

Receptive aphasia was named after Carl Wernicke who recognized this condition. People with receptive aphasia are typically unaware of how they are speaking and do not realize their speech may lack meaning. This is due to poor comprehension skills and the inability to understand their own speech because of overall self-monitoring deficits. They typically remain unaware of even their most profound language deficits. When experienced with Broca’s aphasia, the patient displays global aphasia.