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… Read more

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… Read more

Exchange of words, listening and speaking in conversation, might seem no big deal for most people, but communicating with others is a challenge for people who have aphasia, an impairment of language that often happens after stroke or other brain injury. Aphasia affects about 1 in 250 people. That makes it more common than Parkinson’s… Read more