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Progressive Aphasia: Patterns of Language Behavior and Regional Cortical Atrophy

Henry, Maya and Beeson, Pelagie and Rapcsak, Steven
Progressive Aphasia: Patterns of Language Behavior and Regional Cortical Atrophy. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Individuals with progressive aphasia may demonstrate impairments of syntax, semantics, phonology, and orthography, and can provide important insight into the role of specific cortical regions in these language processing domains. In this study, eleven individuals with progressive aphasia underwent comprehensive language testing and structural MRI scanning. Voxel-based morphometry was used to examine the relation between cortical atrophy and behavioral measures. Results confirm the critical role of left perisylvian cortex for phonological processes involved in spoken and written communication and also for syntactic processing, whereas left temporal regions are critically involved in semantic processing common to spoken and written language.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1994
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.