The Left Temporal Pole Is Important for Retrieving Words for Unique Concrete Entities.

@article{Tranel2009TheLT,
  title={The Left Temporal Pole Is Important for Retrieving Words for Unique Concrete Entities.},
  author={Daniel Tranel},
  journal={Aphasiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 7 &AMP},
  pages={867}
}
BACKGROUND: The neuroanatomical basis of lexical retrieval has been studied intensively. The current review focuses on the special case of proper nouns. AIMS: This article reviews a program of research that has used both lesion-deficit and functional imaging (PET) approaches to investigate the neuroanatomical basis for lexical retrieval of proper nouns. In lesion-deficit studies, we found that damage to the left temporal polar (TP) region leads to reliable and specific impairments in naming… CONTINUE READING

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