Left hemisphere regions are critical for language in the face of early left focal brain injury.

@article{Beharelle2010LeftHR,
  title={Left hemisphere regions are critical for language in the face of early left focal brain injury.},
  author={Anjali Raja Beharelle and Anthony S. Dick and Goulven Josse and Ana Solodkin and Peter R. Huttenlocher and Susan C. Levine and Steven L. Small},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={133 Pt 6},
  pages={1707-16}
}
A predominant theory regarding early stroke and its effect on language development, is that early left hemisphere lesions trigger compensatory processes that allow the right hemisphere to assume dominant language functions, and this is thought to underlie the near normal language development observed after early stroke. To test this theory, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine brain activity during category fluency in participants who had sustained pre- or perinatal left… CONTINUE READING