Other names for Wernicke's aphasia are receptive, acoustic-amnestic, verbal agnosia, word deafness, syntactic, posterior aphasia and central aphasia.
The combination of fluent and jargon filled speech and poor auditory comprehension characterizes Wernicke's aphasia.
It is the least controversial of the aphasias.
Located in the posterior portion of the superior temporal gyrus in the left hemisphere.
Patients appear physically normal and are often misdiagnosed.
Untreated ear infections can lead to Wernicke's aphasia.