The critical role Wernicke's area in sentence repetition

  title={The critical role Wernicke's area in sentence repetition},
  author={Ola A. Selnes and David S. Knopman and Nancy Niccumm and Alan B. Rubens},
  journal={Annals of Neurology},
The anatomical correlates of persistent deficits in sentence repetition were studied in a group of 32 right‐handed patients with fluent aphasia caused by left hemisphere ischemic stroke. Patients whose ability to repeat remained impaired by 6 month after onset almost withoutexveption had damage to Wernicke's area had impaired repetition 6 months after onset. The most consistent lesion correlating with chronic impairment of repetition, therefore, was one destroying parts or all of Wernicke's… 
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