Dominant Language Functions of the Right Hemisphere? Prosody and Emotional Gesturing

Elliott D. Ross*, Marek Marsel Mesulam

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Abstract

Two patients lost the ability to impart affective qualities to their speech following lesions in the right hemisphere. Arguments are given to support the idea that the right or “minor” hemisphere has a dominant role in modulating the affective components of speech. The anatomical organization of the cortical areas subserving affective speech in the right hemisphere seem to be similar to the organization of cortical areas subserving propositional speech in the left or “major” hemisphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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