Defective imitation of gestures in patients with damage in the left or right hemispheres.

  title={Defective imitation of gestures in patients with damage in the left or right hemispheres.},
  author={Georg Goldenberg},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={61 2},
OBJECTIVES Defective imitation of meaningless gestures has repeatedly been demonstrated in patients with apraxia and has been interpreted as being due to a deficit of motor execution. There is, however, controversy as to whether some impairment of imitation also occurs in patients with right brain damage. The aim was to compare defective imitation in patients with left and right brain damage and to explore whether there are qualitative differences between them. METHODS Imitation was examined… CONTINUE READING
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