Language and verbal memory after right hemispheric stroke: A clinical-CT scan study

Stefano F. Cappa, Costanza Papagno, Giuseppe Vallar

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Abstract

The performances on language and verbal memory tests of 26 right-hemisphere damaged subjects (RHD) have been compared with normal controls and 11 non-aphasic left-hemisphere damaged subjects. While phonological and syntactic performance was unimpaired, a small subgroup of RHD patients, with CT scan evidence of subcortical lesion, was mildly impaired in naming tasks. The performance of RHD patients on free recall was characterized by a reduced recency effect. The implications of these findings for theories about the participation of the right hemisphere in linguistic functions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-509
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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