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The reorganization of proper nouns: treatment of proper noun retrieval deficits in an individual with temporal lobe epilepsy

Minkina, Irene and Ojemann, Jeffrey G. and Grabowski, Thomas J. and Silkes, JoAnn P. and Kendall, Diane L.
The reorganization of proper nouns: treatment of proper noun retrieval deficits in an individual with temporal lobe epilepsy. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

The neural correlates of proper noun retrieval have been investigated through neuroimaging and lesion approaches. Neuroimaging studies investigating proper noun naming in neurologically healthy individuals have demonstrated the importance of the left anterior temporal lobe (ATL) to the integrity of proper noun naming (Gorno-Tempini, 2001; Grabowski, Damasio, & Tranel, 2000; Nakamura, et al., 2000; Tranel, 2009; Tsukiura, et al., 2002), while studies investigating proper noun production in individuals with left temporal lobe lesions have demonstrated a link between left ATL damage and proper noun retrieval deficits (Damasio, Grabowski, Tranel, Hichwa, & Damasio, 1996; Tranel, 2006, 2009; Tranel, Damasio, & Damasio, 1997; Tranel, Feinstein, & Manzel, 2008; Tsukiura, et al., 2002). Though patients with left temporal lobe epilepsy have mostly normal linguistic abilities, they consistently demonstrate deficits in proper noun retrieval (i.e., famous faces and places; Glosser, Salvucci, & Chiaravalloti, 2003; Griffith, et al., 2006; Seidenberg, et al., 2002; Viskontas, McAndrews, & Moscovitch, 2002).

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2366
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)