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Semantic Aphasia Study Shows White Matter Tracts Involvement

Nearly 70 years ago, the renowned Russian neuropsychologist Alexander Luria added semantic aphasia to his classification of language disorders, demonstrating that inability to establish logical relations between words in a sentence corresponds to non-linguistic, spatial processing, disorders as well. For the last 70 years, it was largely believed that spatial processing disorders, including those seen […]

Right Hemisphere May Predict Post-stroke Aphasia Recovery

Observing structures in the right side of the brain may help predict who will better recover from language difficulties following a stroke, new research suggests. The brain is divided into two hemispheres, the right and the left. The left side is dominant in language and speech-motor functions in most people, so when it is damaged […]