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Patterns of Neural Activity Predict Picture-Naming Performance of a Patient with Chronic Aphasia

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National Library of Medicine

Yune Sang Lee, Jihad T. Zreik and Roy H. Hamilton

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Overview

Aphasia is a devastating communication disorder resulting from permanent damage to the language system of the brain. Although some degree of language recovery occurs over time, speech production remains a challenging task for these individuals. One intriguing phenomenon of the naming deficits with aphasia is that performance on particular items often fluctuates randomly. In a recent fMRI study, researchers applied novel pattern-based neuroimaging methods to predict success or failure of image identifying in undamaged cortical regions (mostly right lateralized network) of a patient with chronic aphasia. This was the first study relating on-line neural activity to the behavioral naming performance during fMRI scanning.

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

Yune S. Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor; Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing; School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Director of Speech, Language, and Music (SLAM) Laboratory