Are there susceptibility factors for primary progressive aphasia?

Emily Rogalski*, Sandra Weintraub, M. Marsel Mesulam

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The determinants of selective vulnerability in neurodegenerative diseases remain elusive. The asymmetric loss of neurons in primary progressive aphasia offers a unique setting for addressing this question. Although no factor can yet account for the selective vulnerability of the left hemisphere language network to degenerative diseases, a few themes are emerging as potential targets of further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalBrain and Language
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2013


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing


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