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Acta Neurol Belg. 1993;93(5):245-67.

[Aging and cerebral representation of language].

[Article in French]

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Service de Neurologie et de Neuropsychologie, CHU Timone, Marseille.


Some characteristics of acquired aphasias during adulthood--frequency, severity, type of aphasia--would change with aging. In particular, Wernicke's aphasia patients are repeatedly reported to be older than Broca's. Several hypotheses are proposed to account for these age-related changes. One of the explanations puts forward hypothetical changes in the neural substrate with aging. A second hypothesis refers to the involvement of cognitive and behavioral changes occurring in elderly. A third one claims that changes in functional distribution of language in brain (between hemispheres and within left hemisphere) may occur with aging.

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