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Intensive language training enhances brain plasticity in chronic aphasia

Intensive language training enhances brain plasticity in chronic aphasia

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MEINZER, Marcus, Thomas ELBERT, Christian WIENBRUCH, Daniela DJUNDJA, Gabriela BARTHEL, Brigitte ROCKSTROH, 2004. Intensive language training enhances brain plasticity in chronic aphasia. In: BMC Biology. 2(20). Available under: doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-2-20

@article{Meinzer2004Inten-10207, title={Intensive language training enhances brain plasticity in chronic aphasia}, year={2004}, doi={10.1186/1741-7007-2-20}, number={20}, volume={2}, journal={BMC Biology}, author={Meinzer, Marcus and Elbert, Thomas and Wienbruch, Christian and Djundja, Daniela and Barthel, Gabriela and Rockstroh, Brigitte} }

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