Stroke damage analysis reveals possible role of right hemisphere region in language comprehension

Takeaway 

  • Results of this study in right handed patients with unilateral right hemisphere (RH) stroke damage support a role for the right inferior frontal sulcus in speech comprehension. 

Why this matters

    The study indicates that language deficits associated with RH stroke may be a consequence of damage to RH regions, which contrasts with the current dominant view that deficits following RH stroke are due to atypical functional anatomy and language lateralization.