Patterns of recovery and change in verbal and nonverbal functions in a case of crossed aphasia: Implications for models of functional brain lateralization and localization

L. Trojano, P. Balbi, G. Russo, R. Elefante

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Abstract

We present a 2-year verbal and nonverbal follow-up of a crossed aphasic patient. The patient had suffered from widespread ischemic damage in the area of right middle cerebral artery, with a parieto-temporal lesion. Three months post-onset he showed classical Wernicke's aphasia associated with oral, limb and constructional apraxia and left hemineglect. However, follow-up findings showed a complex, dynamic pattern entirely consistent with cognitive models of language and nonlanguage abilities. Current models of functional brain lateralizations could not satisfactorily account for such longitudinal, fine- grain observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-661
Number of pages25
JournalBrain and Language
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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