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Areas of Right Hemisphere Ischemia Associated with Impaired Comprehension of Affective Prosody in Acute Stroke

Davis, Cameron and Molitoris, John and Newhart, Melissa and Bahrainwala, Zainab and Khurshid, Shaan and Heidler-Gary, Jennifer and Ross, Elliott and Hillis, Argye
Areas of Right Hemisphere Ischemia Associated with Impaired Comprehension of Affective Prosody in Acute Stroke. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

We studied 25 participants within 24 hours of acute right hemisphere ischemic stroke and 17 age and education matched hospitalized controls on tests of comprehension of affective prosody. Stroke patients were significantly more impaired than controls in identifying sarcasm versus sincerity in sentences and identifying affective prosody in sentences, monosyllables, and asyllabic utterances, and in discriminating differences in affective prosody in sentences. Impairments in prosodic comprehension were most associated with acute tissue dysfunction in right posterior frontal cortex, posterior inferior temporal cortex, and thalamus.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2132
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.