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
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..View full abstract
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Awarded by KU Leuven Grant
Awarded by Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid Belspo Inter-University Attraction Pole Grant
R.B. is a PhD fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (F.W.O.) and R.V. is a Senior Clinical Investigator of the F.W.O. Funded by F.W.O. Grant G0660.09, KU Leuven Grant OT/08/56, OT/12/097 and Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid Belspo Inter-University Attraction Pole Grant P6/29 and P7/11.