December 26, 2007

The Angular Gyrus

Located in the parietal lobe, near the superior edge of the temporal lobe, the angular gyrus is involved in the association of language and visual recognition. As noted in one paper, "posterior lesions, particularly of the angular gyrus, can produce quite pronouced anomia for visually recognised objects, and may be associated with alexia."

It occupies Brodmann area 39.

Kipps CM, Hodges JR. Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2005;76(Suppl 1):i22-i30.

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