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

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Aphasia
speech disorder
Sex Characteristics
brain
Language Therapy
Language Disorders
Language Tests
organization
Brain
language
evidence
Language
comprehension
Recovery
Aphasic
Sex Differences
Group
Language Comprehension
Therapy
Functions of Language

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

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Evidence for sex differences in brain organization in recovery in aphasia. / Pizzamiglio, L.; Mammucari, A.; Razzano, C.

In: Brain and Language, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1985, p. 213-223.

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Pizzamiglio, L. ; Mammucari, A. ; Razzano, C. / Evidence for sex differences in brain organization in recovery in aphasia. In: Brain and Language. 1985 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 213-223.
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