Neuroanatomical and cognitive bases of reading impairment in stroke

Takeaway

  • Variations observed in reading difficulties in stroke survivors were associated with different affected brain regions and impairments in specific phonological subprocesses.

Why this matters

  • A large proportion of people with stroke aphasia have mild or mixed patterns of reading impairment, known as alexia, that do not necessarily match a specific syndrome.

  • This study highlighted the neuroanatomical and cognitive patterns of reading impairment in patients with stroke, which may improve rehabilitation efforts by informing more targeted treatments.