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A neural basis for lexical retrieval

An Erratum to this article was published on 27 June 1996

Abstract

Two parallel studies using positron emission tomography, one conducted in neurological patients with brain lesions, the other in normal individuals, indicate that the normal process of retrieving words that denote concrete entities depends in part on multiple regions of the left cerebral hemisphere, located outside the classic language areas. Moreover, anatomically separable regions tend to process words for distinct kinds of items.

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Damasio, H., Grabowski, T., Tranel, D. et al. A neural basis for lexical retrieval. Nature 380, 499–505 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1038/380499a0

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