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Preservation of singing in Broca's aphasia.
  1. A Yamadori,
  2. Y Osumi,
  3. S Masuhara,
  4. M Okubo


    Twenty-four right-handed, right hemiparetic patients with Broca's aphasia were examined for their singing capacity. Twenty-one (87.5%) produced good melogy. Twelve of these (57%) produced good text words while singing. It is speculated that the right hemisphere is dominant over the left for singing capacity. The relationship between melodic and text singing was also discussed.

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