Right hemisphere language functions and schizophrenia: the forgotten hemisphere?

  title={Right hemisphere language functions and schizophrenia: the forgotten hemisphere?},
  author={Rachel L. C. Mitchell and Tim J. Crow},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={128 Pt 5},
This review highlights the importance of right hemisphere language functions for successful social communication and advances the hypothesis that the core deficit in psychosis is a failure of segregation of right from left hemisphere functions. Lesion studies of stroke patients and dichotic listening and functional imaging studies of healthy people have shown that some language functions are mediated by the right hemisphere rather than the left. These functions include discourse planning… CONTINUE READING
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