The influence of anatomical locus of lesion and of gender-related familiarity factors in category-specific semantic disorders for animals, fruits and vegetables: a review of single-case studies.

@article{Gainotti2010TheIO,
  title={The influence of anatomical locus of lesion and of gender-related familiarity factors in category-specific semantic disorders for animals, fruits and vegetables: a review of single-case studies.},
  author={Guido Gainotti},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={1072-87}
}
According to a recent study conducted on patients with posterior cerebral artery (PCA) infarcts (Capitani et al., 2009), a prevalent impairment of fruit and vegetable knowledge might be due to damage of the left fusiform gyrus, whereas the representation of animals might be disrupted by anterior temporal lesions. To check the influence of gender and anatomical factors in a larger number of patients, a review was made of all the single-case studies of patients who satisfied the following… CONTINUE READING
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