The role of the left and right hemispheres in recovery from aphasia

Stefano F. Cappa, Giuseppe Vallar

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The respective contributions of the left and right cerebral hemispheres in the recovery from aphasia are a matter of debate. This paper is devoted to a review of several different sources of related clinical and experimental evidence: bilateral lesion cases, laterality studies in aphasics, neurophysiological and neuroimaging investigations. The data collected with these different approaches provide converging evidence for the contribution of both hemispheres to the process of language recovery. Time post-onset, as well as a number of lesion-related and individual differences, modulate the relative contribution of each hemisphere in the individual case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-372
Number of pages14
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Neurology
  • LPN and LVN
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language


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