The role of the arcuate fasciculus in conduction Aphasia - Byron Bernal, Alfredo Ardila


Conduction aphasia, initially described by Wernicke in 1874, is usually defined as a language disturbance characterized by relatively fluent spontaneous speech, good comprehension, but poor repetition associated with abundant phonological (literal) paraphasias (e.g. Goldstein, 1948; Kertesz, 1979, 1985; Benson, 1988; Kohn, 1992; Benson and Ardila, 1994, 1996; Bartha and Benke, 2003).

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