Transfer of language dominance

H. Lee, T. Nakada, J. L. Deal, S. Lin, Ingrid Kwee

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It has been suggested that recovery from aphasia may depend on the ability of the nondominant hemisphere to subserve language functions. We describe a patient who illustrates a possible 'transfer' of language dominance. The patients sustained two infarcts two years apart, one in each hemisphere, involving mirror image territories in the temporoparietal area. The clinical course of each infarct was also identical, consisting of an initial Wernicke's aphasia which evolved into anomic aphasia during recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-307
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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