Brain area activation during figurative language comprehension after right hemisphere stroke

Takeaway

  • During figurative language comprehension, right hemisphere (RH) precuneus and supramarginal gyrus (SMG) activation occur in patients without brain injury whereas corresponding left hemisphere (LH) areas and perilesional RH areas are activated in patients with RH stroke.

Why this matters

    Information on language-related brain area activation patterns might provide information regarding functional language recovery in stroke patients.