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Right hemisphere language functions and schizophrenia: the forgotten hemisphere?

Abstract:

This review highlights the importance of right hemisphere language functions for successful social communication and advances the hypothesis that the core deficit in psychosis is a failure of segregation of right from left hemisphere functions. Lesion studies of stroke patients and dichotic listening and functional imaging studies of healthy people have shown that some language functions are mediated by the right hemisphere rather than the left. These functions include discourse planning/comp...

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10.1093/brain/awh466

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Brain : a journal of neurology
Volume:
128
Issue:
Pt 5
Pages:
963-978
Publication date:
2005-05-05
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EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:d27b4488-660c-4d9a-af2a-8f8f294dc545
Source identifiers:
470830
Local pid:
pubs:470830

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