Neuroimaging and recovery of language in aphasia

Cynthia K. Thompson*, Dirk Bart Den Ouden

*Corresponding author for this work

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The use of functional neuroimaging techniques has advanced what is known about the neural mechanisms used to support language processing in aphasia resulting from brain damage. This paper highlights recent findings derived from neuroimaging studies focused on neuroplasticity of language networks, the role of the left and right hemispheres in this process, and studies examining how treatment affects the neurobiology of recovery. We point out variability across studies as well as factors related to this variability, and we emphasize challenges that remain for research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-483
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • General Neuroscience


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