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what type of aphasia affects the stroke patient's ability to understand sarcasm, connotations, etc?

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Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience Neurology
Usually R side.: Whereas stroke in the left hemisphere can affect a patient's ability to speak or to understand the words of speech, strokes in the right hemisphere (especially temporal and parietal) can affect the ability to understand the non-word aspects of language, such as tone, sarcasm, innuendo.
Answered on Nov 26, 2019

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