Carl W. Bazil, M.D., Ph.D. The Neurological Institute 710 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032 (212)305-1742 FAX (212)305-1450 e-mail cwb11@columbia.edu For: Current Opinion in Neurology Editor: William Theodore, M.D....
What kinds of tests reveal language problems? Neuropsychological testing outlines strengths and weaknesses in a number of functions, including language. Standardized tests of vocabulary, naming, and word retrieval are particularly useful for...
Adults with partial epilepsy commonly describe difficulties in coming up with words. This is the most frequently reported disturbance of language in people with complex partial seizures. It is also the symptom that has received the most attention in...
Physicians and scientists have long been intrigued by the variety of ways that language can be affected by brain disease. It is clear that epilepsy can affect language, but the extent and nature of the language disturbance varies widely according to...
To discuss language, we need to use some terms from linguistics, the formal field of language study. Most linguistic theories divide language into three major components, which form the building blocks of every language: Phonology - the study...

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