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Do you keep forgetting names? Brains left hemisphere might be the culprit

Psychologists from Univerity of Manchester studied how the left and the right hemisphere of the brain process semantic memory. The research was conducted in epilepsy patients who had undergone surgery to remove either their left or right anterior temporal lobes. The results indicate that both sides of the brain play a significant role in visual and verbal semantic memory. However, there were differences between these two groups of patients and mainly the left lobe resected patients performed worse in tasks that required naming a written word, indicating that the left temporal lobe could be the seat for naming function.

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