Verbal memory impairment after left insular cortex infarction.

  title={Verbal memory impairment after left insular cortex infarction.},
  author={Facundo Manes and Jonathon Springer and Ricardo Jorge and Robert G. Robinson},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={67 4},
PET studies have shown an association between changes in blood flow in the insular cortex and verbal memory. This study compared verbal memory profiles between a group of four right handed patients with right insular infarction and a group of six right handed patients with left insular infarction. Patient groups were comparable in age, education, and sex. Patients were administered memory tests about 4-8 weeks poststroke. Patients with left insular lesions showed significantly poorer immediate… CONTINUE READING

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