Brain lesions and IQ: recovery versus decline depends on age of onset.

@article{Duval2008BrainLA,
  title={Brain lesions and IQ: recovery versus decline depends on age of onset.},
  author={Julie Duval and Claude M. J. Braun and Isabelle Montour-Proulx and Sylvie Daigneault and Isabelle Rouleau and J. Begin},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={663-8}
}
A growing literature suggests that early lesions are associated with poorer IQ outcome. Those studies covered a restricted age range in pediatric populations only and did not control for important moderator variables. The present investigation studied IQ change in brain-lesioned children and adults (age 0 to 84 years). Altogether, 725 cases with a documented unilateral focal lesion were gathered from hospital charts and from published cases in the literature, including 240 with repeated IQ… CONTINUE READING
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