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Nina Dronkers

Title(s)Adjunct Professor, Neurology
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
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    1. Battistella G, Borghesani V, Henry M, Shwe W, Lauricella M, Miller Z, Deleon J, Miller BL, Dronkers N, Brambati SM, Seeley WW, Luisa Mandelli M, Luisa Gorno-Tempini M. Task-free functional language networks: reproducibility and clinical application. J Neurosci. 2019 Dec 18. PMID: 31852732.
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    2. Lukic S, Mandelli ML, Welch A, Jordan K, Shwe W, Neuhaus J, Miller Z, Hubbard HI, Henry M, Miller BL, Dronkers NF, Gorno-Tempini ML. Neurocognitive basis of repetition deficits in primary progressive aphasia. Brain Lang. 2019 07; 194:35-45. PMID: 31055171.
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    3. Battistella G, Henry M, Gesierich B, Wilson SM, Borghesani V, Shwe W, Miller Z, Deleon J, Miller BL, Jovicich J, Papinutto N, Dronkers NF, Seeley WW, Mandelli ML, Gorno-Tempini ML. Differential intrinsic functional connectivity changes in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Neuroimage Clin. 2019; 22:101797. PMID: 31146321.
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    4. De Witte E, Piai V, Kurteff G, Cai R, Mariën P, Dronkers N, Chang E, Berger M. A valid alternative for in-person language assessments in brain tumor patients: feasibility and validity measures of the new TeleLanguage test. Neurooncol Pract. 2019 Mar; 6(2):93-102. PMID: 31386040.
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    5. Paulraj SR, Schendel K, Curran B, Dronkers NF, Baldo JV. Role of the left hemisphere in visuospatial working memory. J Neurolinguistics. 2018 Nov; 48:133-141. PMID: 31341351.
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    6. Baldo JV, Kacinik N, Ludy C, Paulraj S, Moncrief A, Piai V, Curran B, Turken A, Herron T, Dronkers NF. Voxel-based lesion analysis of brain regions underlying reading and writing. Neuropsychologia. 2018 07 01; 115:51-59. PMID: 29572061.
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    7. Ivanova MV, Dragoy O, Kuptsova SV, Yu Akinina S, Petrushevskii AG, Fedina ON, Turken A, Shklovsky VM, Dronkers NF. Neural mechanisms of two different verbal working memory tasks: A VLSM study. Neuropsychologia. 2018 07 01; 115:25-41. PMID: 29526647.
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    8. Dronkers NF, Ivanova MV, Baldo JV. What Do Language Disorders Reveal about Brain-Language Relationships? From Classic Models to Network Approaches. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2017 10; 23(9-10):741-754. PMID: 29198286.
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    9. Riès SK, Dhillon RK, Clarke A, King-Stephens D, Laxer KD, Weber PB, Kuperman RA, Auguste KI, Brunner P, Schalk G, Lin JJ, Parvizi J, Crone NE, Dronkers NF, Knight RT. Spatiotemporal dynamics of word retrieval in speech production revealed by cortical high-frequency band activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 06 06; 114(23):E4530-E4538. PMID: 28533406.
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    10. Piai V, Meyer L, Dronkers NF, Knight RT. Neuroplasticity of language in left-hemisphere stroke: Evidence linking subsecond electrophysiology and structural connections. Hum Brain Mapp. 2017 06; 38(6):3151-3162. PMID: 28345282.
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    11. Dragoy O, Akinina Y, Dronkers N. Toward a functional neuroanatomy of semantic aphasia: A history and ten new cases. Cortex. 2017 12; 97:164-182. PMID: 28277283.
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    12. Piai V, Anderson KL, Lin JJ, Dewar C, Parvizi J, Dronkers NF, Knight RT. Direct brain recordings reveal hippocampal rhythm underpinnings of language processing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 10 04; 113(40):11366-11371. PMID: 27647880.
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    13. Schendel K, Dronkers NF, Turken AU. Not Just Language: Persisting Lateralized Visuospatial Impairment after Left Hemisphere Stroke. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 08; 22(7):695-704. PMID: 27329557.
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    14. Ivanova MV, Isaev DY, Dragoy OV, Akinina YS, Petrushevskiy AG, Fedina ON, Shklovsky VM, Dronkers NF. Diffusion-tensor imaging of major white matter tracts and their role in language processing in aphasia. Cortex. 2016 12; 85:165-181. PMID: 27289586.
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    15. Riès SK, Dronkers NF, Knight RT. Choosing words: left hemisphere, right hemisphere, or both? Perspective on the lateralization of word retrieval. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 04; 1369(1):111-31. PMID: 26766393.
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    16. Mandelli ML, Vitali P, Santos M, Henry M, Gola K, Rosenberg L, Dronkers N, Miller B, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini ML. Two insular regions are differentially involved in behavioral variant FTD and nonfluent/agrammatic variant PPA. Cortex. 2016 Jan; 74:149-57. PMID: 26673947.
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    17. Baldo JV, Kacinik NA, Moncrief A, Beghin F, Dronkers NF. You may now kiss the bride: Interpretation of social situations by individuals with right or left hemisphere injury. Neuropsychologia. 2016 Jan 08; 80:133-141. PMID: 26546561.
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    18. Baldo JV, Paulraj SR, Curran BC, Dronkers NF. Impaired reasoning and problem-solving in individuals with language impairment due to aphasia or language delay. Front Psychol. 2015; 6:1523. PMID: 26578991.
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    19. Riès SK, Karzmark CR, Navarrete E, Knight RT, Dronkers NF. Specifying the role of the left prefrontal cortex in word selection. Brain Lang. 2015 Oct; 149:135-47. PMID: 26291289.
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    20. Thiebaut de Schotten M, Dell'Acqua F, Ratiu P, Leslie A, Howells H, Cabanis E, Iba-Zizen MT, Plaisant O, Simmons A, Dronkers NF, Corkin S, Catani M. From Phineas Gage and Monsieur Leborgne to H.M.: Revisiting Disconnection Syndromes. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Dec; 25(12):4812-27. PMID: 26271113.
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    21. Flinker A, Korzeniewska A, Shestyuk AY, Franaszczuk PJ, Dronkers NF, Knight RT, Crone NE. Redefining the role of Broca's area in speech. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 03; 112(9):2871-5. PMID: 25730850.
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    22. Brambati SM, Amici S, Racine CA, Neuhaus J, Miller Z, Ogar J, Dronkers N, Miller BL, Rosen H, Gorno-Tempini ML. Longitudinal gray matter contraction in three variants of primary progressive aphasia: A tenser-based morphometry study. Neuroimage Clin. 2015; 8:345-55. PMID: 26106560.
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    23. Ries SK, Greenhouse I, Dronkers NF, Haaland KY, Knight RT. Double dissociation of the roles of the left and right prefrontal cortices in anticipatory regulation of action. Neuropsychologia. 2014 Oct; 63:215-25. PMID: 25201047.
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    24. Mandelli ML, Caverzasi E, Binney RJ, Henry ML, Lobach I, Block N, Amirbekian B, Dronkers N, Miller BL, Henry RG, Gorno-Tempini ML. Frontal white matter tracts sustaining speech production in primary progressive aphasia. J Neurosci. 2014 Jul 16; 34(29):9754-67. PMID: 25031413.
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    25. Caso F, Mandelli ML, Henry M, Gesierich B, Bettcher BM, Ogar J, Filippi M, Comi G, Magnani G, Sidhu M, Trojanowski JQ, Huang EJ, Grinberg LT, Miller BL, Dronkers N, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini ML. In vivo signatures of nonfluent/agrammatic primary progressive aphasia caused by FTLD pathology. Neurology. 2014 Jan 21; 82(3):239-47. PMID: 24353332.
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    26. Riès SK, Xie K, Haaland KY, Dronkers NF, Knight RT. Role of the lateral prefrontal cortex in speech monitoring. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7:703. PMID: 24194708.
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    27. Baldo JV, Arévalo A, Patterson JP, Dronkers NF. Grey and white matter correlates of picture naming: evidence from a voxel-based lesion analysis of the Boston Naming Test. Cortex. 2013 Mar; 49(3):658-67. PMID: 22482693.
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    28. Baldo JV, Katseff S, Dronkers NF. Brain Regions Underlying Repetition and Auditory-Verbal Short-term Memory Deficits in Aphasia: Evidence from Voxel-based Lesion Symptom Mapping. Aphasiology. 2012; 26(3-4):338-354. PMID: 24976669.
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    29. Arévalo AL, Lu CC, Huang LB, Bates EA, Dronkers NF. Action and object processing in brain-injured speakers of Chinese. Neuropsychology. 2011 Nov; 25(6):792-805. PMID: 21728432.
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    30. Galantucci S, Tartaglia MC, Wilson SM, Henry ML, Filippi M, Agosta F, Dronkers NF, Henry RG, Ogar JM, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. White matter damage in primary progressive aphasias: a diffusion tensor tractography study. Brain. 2011 Oct; 134(Pt 10):3011-29. PMID: 21666264.
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    31. Ogar JM, Baldo JV, Wilson SM, Brambati SM, Miller BL, Dronkers NF, Gorno-Tempini ML. Semantic dementia and persisting Wernicke's aphasia: linguistic and anatomical profiles. Brain Lang. 2011 Apr; 117(1):28-33. PMID: 21315437.
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    32. Gorno-Tempini ML, Hillis AE, Weintraub S, Kertesz A, Mendez M, Cappa SF, Ogar JM, Rohrer JD, Black S, Boeve BF, Manes F, Dronkers NF, Vandenberghe R, Rascovsky K, Patterson K, Miller BL, Knopman DS, Hodges JR, Mesulam MM, Grossman M. Classification of primary progressive aphasia and its variants. Neurology. 2011 Mar 15; 76(11):1006-14. PMID: 21325651.
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    33. Turken AU, Dronkers NF. The neural architecture of the language comprehension network: converging evidence from lesion and connectivity analyses. Front Syst Neurosci. 2011; 5:1. PMID: 21347218.
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    34. Buchsbaum BR, Baldo J, Okada K, Berman KF, Dronkers N, D'Esposito M, Hickok G. Conduction aphasia, sensory-motor integration, and phonological short-term memory - an aggregate analysis of lesion and fMRI data. Brain Lang. 2011 Dec; 119(3):119-28. PMID: 21256582.
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    35. Paluy Y, Gilbert AL, Baldo JV, Dronkers NF, Ivry RB. Aphasic patients exhibit a reversal of hemispheric asymmetries in categorical color discrimination. Brain Lang. 2011 Mar; 116(3):151-6. PMID: 21216454.
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    36. Wilson SM, Dronkers NF, Ogar JM, Jang J, Growdon ME, Agosta F, Henry ML, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Neural correlates of syntactic processing in the nonfluent variant of primary progressive aphasia. J Neurosci. 2010 Dec 15; 30(50):16845-54. PMID: 21159955.
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    37. Vitali P, Dronkers N, Pincherle A, Giovagnoli AR, Marras C, D'Incerti L, Ghielmetti F, Spreafico R, Villani F. Accuracy of pre-surgical fMRI confirmed by subsequent crossed aphasia. Neurol Sci. 2011 Feb; 32(1):175-80. PMID: 21088978.
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    38. Justus T, Larsen J, Yang J, Davies Pde M, Dronkers N, Swick D. The role of Broca's area in regular past-tense morphology: an event-related potential study. Neuropsychologia. 2011 Jan; 49(1):1-18. PMID: 21035476.
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    39. Baldo JV, Wilkins DP, Ogar J, Willock S, Dronkers NF. Role of the precentral gyrus of the insula in complex articulation. Cortex. 2011 Jul-Aug; 47(7):800-7. PMID: 20691968.
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    40. Arévalo AL, Baldo JV, Dronkers NF. What do brain lesions tell us about theories of embodied semantics and the human mirror neuron system? Cortex. 2012 Feb; 48(2):242-54. PMID: 20621292.
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    41. Wilson SM, Henry ML, Besbris M, Ogar JM, Dronkers NF, Jarrold W, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Connected speech production in three variants of primary progressive aphasia. Brain. 2010 Jul; 133(Pt 7):2069-88. PMID: 20542982.
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    42. Baldo JV, Bunge SA, Wilson SM, Dronkers NF. Is relational reasoning dependent on language? A voxel-based lesion symptom mapping study. Brain Lang. 2010 May; 113(2):59-64. PMID: 20206985.
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    43. Agosta F, Henry RG, Migliaccio R, Neuhaus J, Miller BL, Dronkers NF, Brambati SM, Filippi M, Ogar JM, Wilson SM, Gorno-Tempini ML. Language networks in semantic dementia. Brain. 2010 Jan; 133(Pt 1):286-99. PMID: 19759202.
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    44. Rabinovici GD, Jagust WJ, Furst AJ, Ogar JM, Racine CA, Mormino EC, O'Neil JP, Lal RA, Dronkers NF, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Abeta amyloid and glucose metabolism in three variants of primary progressive aphasia. Ann Neurol. 2008 Oct; 64(4):388-401. PMID: 18991338.
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    45. Gorno-Tempini ML, Brambati SM, Ginex V, Ogar J, Dronkers NF, Marcone A, Perani D, Garibotto V, Cappa SF, Miller BL. The logopenic/phonological variant of primary progressive aphasia. Neurology. 2008 Oct 14; 71(16):1227-34. PMID: 18633132.
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    46. Turken A, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Bammer R, Baldo JV, Dronkers NF, Gabrieli JD. Cognitive processing speed and the structure of white matter pathways: convergent evidence from normal variation and lesion studies. Neuroimage. 2008 Aug 15; 42(2):1032-44. PMID: 18602840.
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    47. Baldo JV, Klostermann EC, Dronkers NF. It's either a cook or a baker: patients with conduction aphasia get the gist but lose the trace. Brain Lang. 2008 May; 105(2):134-40. PMID: 18243294.
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    48. Amici S, Ogar J, Brambati SM, Miller BL, Neuhaus J, Dronkers NL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Performance in specific language tasks correlates with regional volume changes in progressive aphasia. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2007 Dec; 20(4):203-11. PMID: 18091068.
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    49. Canolty RT, Soltani M, Dalal SS, Edwards E, Dronkers NF, Nagarajan SS, Kirsch HE, Barbaro NM, Knight RT. Spatiotemporal dynamics of word processing in the human brain. Front Neurosci. 2007 Nov; 1(1):185-96. PMID: 18982128.
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    50. Ogar JM, Dronkers NF, Brambati SM, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Progressive nonfluent aphasia and its characteristic motor speech deficits. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2007 Oct-Dec; 21(4):S23-30. PMID: 18090419.
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    51. Amici S, Brambati SM, Wilkins DP, Ogar J, Dronkers NL, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Anatomical correlates of sentence comprehension and verbal working memory in neurodegenerative disease. J Neurosci. 2007 Jun 06; 27(23):6282-90. PMID: 17554002.
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    52. Dronkers NF, Plaisant O, Iba-Zizen MT, Cabanis EA. Paul Broca's historic cases: high resolution MR imaging of the brains of Leborgne and Lelong. Brain. 2007 May; 130(Pt 5):1432-41. PMID: 17405763.
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    53. Borovsky A, Saygin AP, Bates E, Dronkers N. Lesion correlates of conversational speech production deficits. Neuropsychologia. 2007 Jun 18; 45(11):2525-33. PMID: 17499317.
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    54. Rosen HJ, Allison SC, Ogar JM, Amici S, Rose K, Dronkers N, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Behavioral features in semantic dementia vs other forms of progressive aphasias. Neurology. 2006 Nov 28; 67(10):1752-6. PMID: 17130406.
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    55. Baldo JV, Schwartz S, Wilkins D, Dronkers NF. Role of frontal versus temporal cortex in verbal fluency as revealed by voxel-based lesion symptom mapping. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2006 Nov; 12(6):896-900. PMID: 17064451.
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    56. Baldo JV, Dronkers NF. Neural correlates of arithmetic and language comprehension: a common substrate? Neuropsychologia. 2007 Jan 28; 45(2):229-35. PMID: 16997333.
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    57. Baldo JV, Dronkers NF. The role of inferior parietal and inferior frontal cortex in working memory. Neuropsychology. 2006 Sep; 20(5):529-38. PMID: 16938015.
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    58. Arévalo A, Perani D, Cappa SF, Butler A, Bates E, Dronkers N. Action and object processing in aphasia: from nouns and verbs to the effect of manipulability. Brain Lang. 2007 Jan; 100(1):79-94. PMID: 16949143.
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    59. Gorno-Tempini ML, Ogar JM, Brambati SM, Wang P, Jeong JH, Rankin KP, Dronkers NF, Miller BL. Anatomical correlates of early mutism in progressive nonfluent aphasia. Neurology. 2006 Nov 28; 67(10):1849-51. PMID: 16931509.
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    60. Ogar J, Willock S, Baldo J, Wilkins D, Ludy C, Dronkers N. Clinical and anatomical correlates of apraxia of speech. Brain Lang. 2006 Jun; 97(3):343-50. PMID: 16516956.
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    61. Amici S, Gorno-Tempini ML, Ogar JM, Dronkers NF, Miller BL. An overview on Primary Progressive Aphasia and its variants. Behav Neurol. 2006; 17(2):77-87. PMID: 16873918.
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    62. Ogar J, Slama H, Dronkers N, Amici S, Gorno-Tempini ML. Apraxia of speech: an overview. Neurocase. 2005 Dec; 11(6):427-32. PMID: 16393756.
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    63. Moineau S, Dronkers NF, Bates E. Exploring the processing continuum of single-word comprehension in aphasia. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2005 Aug; 48(4):884-96. PMID: 16378480.
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    64. Baldo JV, Dronkers NF, Wilkins D, Ludy C, Raskin P, Kim J. Is problem solving dependent on language? Brain Lang. 2005 Mar; 92(3):240-50. PMID: 15721957.
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    65. Dronkers N, Ogar J. Brain areas involved in speech production. Brain. 2004 Jul; 127(Pt 7):1461-2. PMID: 15197111.
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    66. Dronkers NF, Wilkins DP, Van Valin RD, Redfern BB, Jaeger JJ. Lesion analysis of the brain areas involved in language comprehension. Cognition. 2004 May-Jun; 92(1-2):145-77. PMID: 15037129.
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    67. Gorno-Tempini ML, Dronkers NF, Rankin KP, Ogar JM, Phengrasamy L, Rosen HJ, Johnson JK, Weiner MW, Miller BL. Cognition and anatomy in three variants of primary progressive aphasia. Ann Neurol. 2004 Mar; 55(3):335-46. PMID: 14991811.
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    68. Saygin AP, Wilson SM, Dronkers NF, Bates E. Action comprehension in aphasia: linguistic and non-linguistic deficits and their lesion correlates. Neuropsychologia. 2004; 42(13):1788-804. PMID: 15351628.
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    69. Bates E, Wilson SM, Saygin AP, Dick F, Sereno MI, Knight RT, Dronkers NF. Voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping. Nat Neurosci. 2003 May; 6(5):448-50. PMID: 12704393.
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    70. Saygin AP, Dick F, Wilson SM, Dronkers NF, Bates E. Neural resources for processing language and environmental sounds: evidence from aphasia. Brain. 2003 Apr; 126(Pt 4):928-45. PMID: 12615649.
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    71. Watkins KE, Dronkers NF, Vargha-Khadem F. Behavioural analysis of an inherited speech and language disorder: comparison with acquired aphasia. Brain. 2002 Mar; 125(Pt 3):452-64. PMID: 11872604.
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    72. Bates E, Reilly J, Wulfeck B, Dronkers N, Opie M, Fenson J, Kriz S, Jeffries R, Miller L, Herbst K. Differential effects of unilateral lesions on language production in children and adults. Brain Lang. 2001 Nov; 79(2):223-65. PMID: 11712846.
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    73. Dick F, Bates E, Wulfeck B, Utman JA, Dronkers N, Gernsbacher MA. Language deficits, localization, and grammar: evidence for a distributive model of language breakdown in aphasic patients and neurologically intact individuals. Psychol Rev. 2001 Oct; 108(4):759-88. PMID: 11699116.
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    74. Walker-Batson D, Curtis S, Natarajan R, Ford J, Dronkers N, Salmeron E, Lai J, Unwin DH. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the use of amphetamine in the treatment of aphasia. Stroke. 2001 Sep; 32(9):2093-8. PMID: 11546902.
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    75. Dronkers NF. The pursuit of brain-language relationships. Brain Lang. 2000 Jan; 71(1):59-61. PMID: 10716807.
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    76. Dronkers NF. A new brain region for coordinating speech articulation. Nature. 1996 Nov 14; 384(6605):159-61. PMID: 8906789.
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    77. Friedland RP, Koss E, Lerner A, Hedera P, Ellis W, Dronkers N, Ober BA, Jagust WJ. Functional imaging, the frontal lobes, and dementia. Dementia. 1993 May-Aug; 4(3-4):192-203. PMID: 8401792.
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    78. Dronkers NF, Knight RT. Right-sided neglect in a left-hander: evidence for reversed hemispheric specialization of attention capacity. Neuropsychologia. 1989; 27(5):729-35. PMID: 2739895.
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    79. Ober BA, Dronkers NF, Koss E, Delis DC, Friedland RP. Retrieval from semantic memory in Alzheimer-type dementia. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1986 Jan; 8(1):75-92. PMID: 3944246.
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    80. Hardyck C, Chiarello C, Dronkers NF, Simpson GV. Orienting attention within visual fields: how efficient is interhemispheric transfer? J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 1985 Oct; 11(5):650-66. PMID: 2932534.
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    81. Hardyck C, Dronkers N, Chiarello C, Simpson GV. The eyes have it: exposure times and saccadic movements in visual half-field experiments. Brain Cogn. 1985 Oct; 4(4):430-8. PMID: 4084402.
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    82. Chiarello C, Dronkers NF, Hardyck C. Choosing sides: on the variability of language lateralization in normal subjects. Neuropsychologia. 1984; 22(3):363-73. PMID: 6462429.
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