Are memory deficits dependent on the presence of aphasia in left brain damaged patients?

@article{Kasselimis2013AreMD,
  title={Are memory deficits dependent on the presence of aphasia in left brain damaged patients?},
  author={Dimitrios S. Kasselimis and Panagiotis G. Simos and Alexandra Economou and Christos Peppas and Ioannis Evdokimidis and Constantin Potagas},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2013},
  volume={51},
  pages={1773-1776}
}
While memory deficits in aphasia have been reported in several studies, it has been suggested that these deficits are not due to the presence of aphasia, but rather to the left hemisphere lesion per se. In order to investigate this hypothesis, we tested 64 aphasic and 15 non-aphasic patients with left brain damage on verbal and visuospatial span tasks. Analyses revealed lower than expected performance on all four primary memory tasks for the aphasic, but not for the non-aphasic group. Moreover… Expand
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