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Time-course of right-hemisphere recruitment during word production following left-hemisphere damage: A single case of young stroke

Our understanding of post-stroke language function is largely based on older age groups, who show increasing age-related brain pathology and neural reorganisation. To illustrate language outcomes in the young-adult brain, we present the case of J., a …

A transcription-less quantitative analysis of aphasic discourse elicited with an adapted version of the Amsterdam-Nijmegen Everyday Language Test (ANELT)

Background: For speakers with mild to moderate expressive aphasia the ultimate goal of aphasia therapy is to improve verbal functional communication, which may be assessed with the Amsterdam-Nijmegen Test for Everyday Language (ANELT; Blomert et al., …

Estimating the influence of stroke lesions on MEG source reconstruction

Source reconstruction of magnetoencephalography (MEG) has been used to assess brain reorganization after brain damage, such as stroke. Lesions result in parts of the brain having an electrical conductivity that differs from the normal values. The …

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of cognitive and language impairment post-stroke in young adults

Introduction and aims: Post-stroke cognitive impairment is found as a common result of stroke in many patients (Hochstenbach et al., 2003). This literature is mainly based on individuals aged 50 years. Importantly, the incidence of individuals who …

Corpus callosum involvement in language ability after left-hemispheric stroke

The left hemisphere (LH) is dominant for language in the majority of the healthy population. Patients with LH-damage may show global right-hemisphere (RH) activity for language. This makes interhemispheric transfer a good candidate for a brain …

Lexical-semantic and executive deficits revealed by computational modelling: a drift diffusion model perspective

Flexible language use requires coordinated functioning of two systems: conceptual representations and control. The interaction between two systems can be observed when people are asked to matcha word to a picture. Participants are slower and less …

Neuroplasticity of language after brain damage studied with electrophysiology

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Language production in neurological populations

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Lexical selection with competing distractors: Evidence from left temporal lobe lesions

According to the competition account of lexical selection in word production, conceptually driven word retrieval involves the activation of a set of candidate words in left temporal cortex and competitive selection of the intended word from this set, …

Voxel-based lesion analysis of brain regions underlying reading and writing

The neural basis of reading and writing has been a source of inquiry as well as controversy in the neuroscience literature. Reading has been associated with both left posterior ventral temporal zones (termed the "visual word form area") as well as …