Psychometric studies of verbal functions following thalamic lesions in humans

@article{Riklan1975PsychometricSO,
  title={Psychometric studies of verbal functions following thalamic lesions in humans},
  author={Manuel Riklan and Irving S. Cooper},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={1975},
  volume={2},
  pages={45-64}
}
Psychometric studies following surgically induced thalamic lesions in humans suggest that thalamic nuclei, in particular VL and pulvinar, play a role in verbal functions, most specifically those involving fluency. The left thalamus tends to be dominant in this respect, quantitatively rather than qualitatively, more in the nature of a continuum than a dichotomy. Thalamic nuclei participate both in the specific sensorimotor functions underlying verbal behavior and in the alerting or arousal… CONTINUE READING
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