Journal article

Noun and knowledge retrieval for biological and non-biological entities following right occipitotemporal lesions

Rose Bruffaerts, An-Sofie De Weer, Sophie De Grauwe, Miek Thys, Eva Dries, Vincent Thijs, Stefan Sunaert, Mathieu Vandenbulcke, Simon De Deyne, Gerrit Storms, Rik Vandenberghe

Neuropsychologia | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

We investigated the critical contribution of right ventral occipitotemporal cortex to knowledge of visual and functional-associative attributes of biological and non-biological entities and how this relates to category-specificity during confrontation naming. In a consecutive series of 7 patients with lesions confined to right ventral occipitotemporal cortex, we conducted an extensive assessment of oral generation of visual-sensory and functional-associative features in response to the names of biological and nonbiological entities. Subjects also performed a confrontation naming task for these categories. Our main novel finding related to a unique case with a small lesion confined to right m..

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