A MEG study of the neural substrates of semantic processing in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia.

A MEG study of the neural substrates of semantic processing in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Neurocase. 2019 Jul 01;:1-12 Authors: Pineault J, Jolicœur P, Grimault S, Lacombe J, Brambati SM, Bier N, Chayer C, Joubert S Abstract Despite a well-documented pattern of semantic impairment, the patterns of brain activation during semantic processing in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia (svPPA) still remain poorly understood. In the current study, one svPPA patient (EC) and six elderly controls carried out a general-level semantic categorization task while their brain activity was recorded using magnetoencephalography (MEG). Despite similar behavioral performance, EC showed hyperactivation of the left inferior temporal gyrus (ITG) and right anterior temporal lobe (ATL) relative to controls. This suggests that periatrophic regions within the ATL region may support preserved semantic abilities in svPPA. PMID: 31256711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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