Higher function in patients with brain tumors

Takeaway

  • Brain tumors likely suppress local structures and result in reduced functionality in domains relating to that structure.

Why this matters

  • Subcortical structures contribute to higher cognitive function including memory processes and executive function.

  • Brain tumors in the cerebral cortex may suppress subcortical structures; a proper understanding of how subcortical structures and function are affected by localized brain tumors could increase recovery of function following surgical resection.