Evidence for sex differences in brain organization in recovery in aphasia

L. Pizzamiglio, A. Mammucari, C. Razzano

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Abstract

Ninety-one adult aphasics of both sexes were studied before and after a 3-month period of language therapy. Although no initial sex difference was found in severity of language disorders, females within the global aphasic group showed significantly greater improvement in three tests of language comprehension. It is suggested that more bilateral representation of language functions in the female brain may account for this greater improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-223
Number of pages11
JournalBrain and Language
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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