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Plasticity in high-order cognition: Evidence of dissociation in aphasia

  • Rosemary Varley (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 July 2007

High-order constructs such as intelligence result from the interaction of numerous processing systems, one of which is language. However, in determining the role of language in intelligence, attention must be paid to evidence from lesion studies and, in particular, evidence of dissociation of functions where high-order cognition can be demonstrated in face of profound aphasia.

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