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Psychological changes correlated with thalamotomy site
  1. M. F. Jurko,
  2. O. J. Andy
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, 39216, U.S.A.


    The effects of surgically placed thalamic lesions on cognitive skills, as measured by psychological tests, are dependent upon the nature of the skill and the site of the lesion. Lesions within the limits of the centrum medianum nucleus produce few deficits, whereas lesions outside its limits result in deficits for a greater number of skills. In general, the more complex skills revealed more impairment and the deficits were long lasting.

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