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Margaret A. Naeser, PhD

TitleResearch Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentNeurology
Address75 E. Newton St Evans Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(857) 364-4030
Other Positions
TitleGraduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Ho MD, Krengel MH, Bogdanova Y, Knight JA, Yee MK, Zafonte R, Frazier J, Hamblin MR, Koo BB. Transcranial, Red/Near-Infrared Light-Emitting Diode Therapy to Improve Cognition in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Photomed Laser Surg. 2016 Dec; 34(12):610-626. PMID: 28001756.
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  2. Naeser MA, Hamblin MR. Traumatic Brain Injury: A Major Medical Problem That Could Be Treated Using Transcranial, Red/Near-Infrared LED Photobiomodulation. Photomed Laser Surg. 2015 Sep; 33(9):443-6. PMID: 26280257.
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  3. Naeser MA, Zafonte R, Krengel MH, Martin PI, Frazier J, Hamblin MR, Knight JA, Meehan WP, Baker EH. Significant improvements in cognitive performance post-transcranial, red/near-infrared light-emitting diode treatments in chronic, mild traumatic brain injury: open-protocol study. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Jun 1; 31(11):1008-17. PMID: 24568233.
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  4. Martin PI, Treglia E, Naeser MA, Ho MD, Baker EH, Martin EG, Bashir S, Pascual-Leone A. Language improvements after TMS plus modified CILT: Pilot, open-protocol study with two, chronic nonfluent aphasia cases. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2014; 32(4):483-505. PMID: 25015701.
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  5. Garcia G, Norise C, Faseyitan O, Naeser MA, Hamilton RH. Utilizing repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to improve language function in stroke patients with chronic non-fluent aphasia. J Vis Exp. 2013; (77):e50228. PMID: 23852365.
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  6. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Ho M, Treglia E, Kaplan E, Bashir S, Pascual-Leone A. Transcranial magnetic stimulation and aphasia rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Jan; 93(1 Suppl):S26-34. PMID: 22202188.
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  7. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Theoret H, Kobayashi M, Fregni F, Nicholas M, Tormos JM, Steven MS, Baker EH, Pascual-Leone A. TMS suppression of right pars triangularis, but not pars opercularis, improves naming in aphasia. Brain Lang. 2011 Dec; 119(3):206-13. PMID: 21864891.
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  8. Naeser MA, Hamblin MR. Potential for transcranial laser or LED therapy to treat stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative disease. Photomed Laser Surg. 2011 Jul; 29(7):443-6. PMID: 21728786.
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  9. Naeser MA, Saltmarche A, Krengel MH, Hamblin MR, Knight JA. Improved cognitive function after transcranial, light-emitting diode treatments in chronic, traumatic brain injury: two case reports. Photomed Laser Surg. 2011 May; 29(5):351-8. PMID: 21182447.
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  10. Hashmi JT, Huang YY, Osmani BZ, Sharma SK, Naeser MA, Hamblin MR. Role of low-level laser therapy in neurorehabilitation. PM R. 2010 Dec; 2(12 Suppl 2):S292-305. PMID: 21172691.
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  11. Kaplan E, Naeser MA, Martin PI, Ho M, Wang Y, Baker E, Pascual-Leone A. Horizontal portion of arcuate fasciculus fibers track to pars opercularis, not pars triangularis, in right and left hemispheres: a DTI study. Neuroimage. 2010 Aug 15; 52(2):436-44. PMID: 20438853.
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  12. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Lundgren K, Klein R, Kaplan J, Treglia E, Ho M, Nicholas M, Alonso M, Pascual-Leone A. Improved language in a chronic nonfluent aphasia patient after treatment with CPAP and TMS. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2010 Mar; 23(1):29-38. PMID: 20299861.
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  13. Hamilton RH, Sanders L, Benson J, Faseyitan O, Norise C, Naeser M, Martin P, Coslett HB. Stimulating conversation: enhancement of elicited propositional speech in a patient with chronic non-fluent aphasia following transcranial magnetic stimulation. Brain Lang. 2010 Apr; 113(1):45-50. PMID: 20159655.
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  14. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Treglia E, Ho M, Kaplan E, Bashir S, Hamilton R, Coslett HB, Pascual-Leone A. Research with rTMS in the treatment of aphasia. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2010; 28(4):511-29. PMID: 20714075.
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  15. Martin PI, Naeser MA, Ho M, Treglia E, Kaplan E, Baker EH, Pascual-Leone A. Research with transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of aphasia. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2009 Nov; 9(6):451-8. PMID: 19818232.
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  16. Martin PI, Naeser MA, Ho M, Doron KW, Kurland J, Kaplan J, Wang Y, Nicholas M, Baker EH, Alonso M, Fregni F, Pascual-Leone A. Overt naming fMRI pre- and post-TMS: Two nonfluent aphasia patients, with and without improved naming post-TMS. Brain Lang. 2009 Oct; 111(1):20-35. PMID: 19695692.
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  17. Naeser MA. Photobiomodulation of pain in carpal tunnel syndrome: review of seven laser therapy studies. Photomed Laser Surg. 2006 Apr; 24(2):101-10. PMID: 16706688.
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  18. Martin PI, Naeser MA, Doron KW, Bogdan A, Baker EH, Kurland J, Renshaw P, Yurgelun-Todd D. Overt naming in aphasia studied with a functional MRI hemodynamic delay design. Neuroimage. 2005 Oct 15; 28(1):194-204. PMID: 16009568.
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  19. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Nicholas M, Baker EH, Seekins H, Helm-Estabrooks N, Cayer-Meade C, Kobayashi M, Theoret H, Fregni F, Tormos JM, Kurland J, Doron KW, Pascual-Leone A. Improved naming after TMS treatments in a chronic, global aphasia patient--case report. Neurocase. 2005 Jun; 11(3):182-93. PMID: 16006338.
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  20. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Nicholas M, Baker EH, Seekins H, Kobayashi M, Theoret H, Fregni F, Maria-Tormos J, Kurland J, Doron KW, Pascual-Leone A. Improved picture naming in chronic aphasia after TMS to part of right Broca's area: an open-protocol study. Brain Lang. 2005 Apr; 93(1):95-105. PMID: 15766771.
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  21. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Baker EH, Hodge SM, Sczerzenie SE, Nicholas M, Palumbo CL, Goodglass H, Wingfield A, Samaraweera R, Harris G, Baird A, Renshaw P, Yurgelun-Todd D. Overt propositional speech in chronic nonfluent aphasia studied with the dynamic susceptibility contrast fMRI method. Neuroimage. 2004 May; 22(1):29-41. PMID: 15109995.
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  22. Martin PI, Naeser MA, Theoret H, Tormos JM, Nicholas M, Kurland J, Fregni F, Seekins H, Doron K, Pascual-Leone A. Transcranial magnetic stimulation as a complementary treatment for aphasia. Semin Speech Lang. 2004 May; 25(2):181-91. PMID: 15118944.
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  23. Kurland J, Naeser MA, Baker EH, Doron K, Martin PI, Seekins HE, Bogdan A, Renshaw P, Yurgelun-Todd D. Test-retest reliability of fMRI during nonverbal semantic decisions in moderate-severe nonfluent aphasia patients. Behav Neurol. 2004; 15(3-4):87-97. PMID: 15706052.
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  24. Naeser MA, Hahn KA, Lieberman BE, Branco KF. Carpal tunnel syndrome pain treated with low-level laser and microamperes transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation: A controlled study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 Jul; 83(7):978-88. PMID: 12098159.
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  25. Naeser MA, Deuel SK. Review of second congress, World Association for Laser Therapy meeting (WALT). September 2-5, 1998, Kansas City, MO, USA. J Altern Complement Med. 1999 Apr; 5(2):177-80. PMID: 10328639.
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  26. Branco K, Naeser MA. Carpal tunnel syndrome: clinical outcome after low-level laser acupuncture, microamps transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and other alternative therapies--an open protocol study. J Altern Complement Med. 1999 Feb; 5(1):5-26. PMID: 10100028.
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  27. Mimura M, Kato M, Kato M, Sano Y, Kojima T, Naeser M, Kashima H. Prospective and retrospective studies of recovery in aphasia. Changes in cerebral blood flow and language functions. Brain. 1998 Nov; 121 ( Pt 11):2083-94. PMID: 9827768.
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  28. Naeser MA, Baker EH, Palumbo CL, Nicholas M, Alexander MP, Samaraweera R, Prete MN, Hodge SM, Weissman T. Lesion site patterns in severe, nonverbal aphasia to predict outcome with a computer-assisted treatment program. Arch Neurol. 1998 Nov; 55(11):1438-48. PMID: 9823828.
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  29. Naeser MA, Palumbo CL, Prete MN, Fitzpatrick PM, Mimura M, Samaraweera R, Albert ML. Visible changes in lesion borders on CT scan after five years poststroke, and long-term recovery in aphasia. Brain Lang. 1998 Mar; 62(1):1-28. PMID: 9570876.
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  30. Naeser MA. Neurological rehabilitation: acupuncture and laser acupuncture to treat paralysis in stroke, other paralytic conditions, and pain in carpal tunnel syndrome. J Altern Complement Med. 1997; 3(4):425-8. PMID: 9449066.
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  31. Naeser MA. Acupuncture in the treatment of paralysis due to central nervous system damage. J Altern Complement Med. 1996; 2(1):211-48. PMID: 9395654.
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  32. Naeser MA, Alexander MP, Stiassny-Eder D, Galler V, Hobbs J, Bachman D. Acupuncture in the treatment of paralysis in chronic and acute stroke patients--improvement correlated with specific CT scan lesion sites. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1994 Oct-Dec; 19(4):227-49. PMID: 7625245.
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  33. Naeser MA, Palumbo CL. Neuroimaging and language recovery in stroke. J Clin Neurophysiol. 1994 Mar; 11(2):150-74. PMID: 8051302.
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  34. Alexander MP, Baker E, Naeser MA, Kaplan E, Palumbo C. Neuropsychological and neuroanatomical dimensions of ideomotor apraxia. Brain. 1992 Feb; 115 Pt 1:87-107. PMID: 1559165.
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  35. Jones KJ, Albert MS, Duffy FH, Hyde MR, Naeser M, Aldwin C. Modeling age using cognitive, psychosocial and physiological variables: the Boston Normative Aging Study. Exp Aging Res. 1991; 17(4):227-42. PMID: 1820288.
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  36. Baum SR, Blumstein SE, Naeser MA, Palumbo CL. Temporal dimensions of consonant and vowel production: an acoustic and CT scan analysis of aphasic speech. Brain Lang. 1990 Jul; 39(1):33-56. PMID: 2207620.
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  37. Naeser MA, Gaddie A, Palumbo CL, Stiassny-Eder D. Late recovery of auditory comprehension in global aphasia. Improved recovery observed with subcortical temporal isthmus lesion vs Wernicke's cortical area lesion. Arch Neurol. 1990 Apr; 47(4):425-32. PMID: 2322136.
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  38. Alexander MP, Naeser MA, Palumbo C. Broca's area aphasias: aphasia after lesions including the frontal operculum. Neurology. 1990 Feb; 40(2):353-62. PMID: 2300260.
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  39. Naeser MA, Palumbo CL, Helm-Estabrooks N, Stiassny-Eder D, Albert ML. Severe nonfluency in aphasia. Role of the medial subcallosal fasciculus and other white matter pathways in recovery of spontaneous speech. Brain. 1989 Feb; 112 ( Pt 1):1-38. PMID: 2917272.
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  40. Stafford JL, Albert MS, Naeser MA, Sandor T, Garvey AJ. Age-related differences in computed tomographic scan measurements. Arch Neurol. 1988 Apr; 45(4):409-15. PMID: 3355396.
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  41. Alexander MP, Naeser MA. Cortical-subcortical differences in aphasia. Res Publ Assoc Res Nerv Ment Dis. 1988; 66:215-28. PMID: 2451848.
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  42. Naeser MA, Mazurski P, Goodglass H, Peraino M, Laughlin S, Leaper WC. Auditory syntactic comprehension in nine aphasia groups (with CT scans) and children: differences in degree but not order of difficulty observed. Cortex. 1987 Sep; 23(3):359-80. PMID: 3677727.
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  43. Alexander MP, Naeser MA, Palumbo CL. Correlations of subcortical CT lesion sites and aphasia profiles. Brain. 1987 Aug; 110 ( Pt 4):961-91. PMID: 3651803.
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  44. Albert M, Duffy FH, Naeser M. Nonlinear changes in cognition with age and their neuropsychologic correlates. Can J Psychol. 1987 Jun; 41(2):141-57. PMID: 3502893.
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  45. Woods DL, Clayworth CC, Knight RT, Simpson GV, Naeser MA. Generators of middle- and long-latency auditory evoked potentials: implications from studies of patients with bitemporal lesions. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1987 Mar; 68(2):132-48. PMID: 2435529.
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  46. Strub RL, Black FW, Naeser MA. Anomalous dominance in sibling stutterers: evidence from CT scan asymmetries, dichotic listening, neuropsychological testing, and handedness. Brain Lang. 1987 Mar; 30(2):338-50. PMID: 3567553.
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  47. Naeser MA, Helm-Estabrooks N, Haas G, Auerbach S, Srinivasan M. Relationship between lesion extent in 'Wernicke's area' on computed tomographic scan and predicting recovery of comprehension in Wernicke's aphasia. Arch Neurol. 1987 Jan; 44(1):73-82. PMID: 3800725.
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  48. Naeser MA, Haas G, Mazurski P, Laughlin S. Sentence level auditory comprehension treatment program for aphasic adults. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1986 Jun; 67(6):393-9. PMID: 2424400.
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  49. Koff E, Naeser MA, Pieniadz JM, Foundas AL, Levine HL. Computed tomographic scan hemispheric asymmetries in right- and left-handed male and female subjects. Arch Neurol. 1986 May; 43(5):487-91. PMID: 3964116.
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  50. Naeser MA, Borod JC. Aphasia in left-handers: lesion site, lesion side, and hemispheric asymmetries on CT. Neurology. 1986 Apr; 36(4):471-88. PMID: 3960321.
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  51. Naeser MA, Helm-Estabrooks N. CT scan lesion localization and response to melodic intonation therapy with nonfluent aphasia cases. Cortex. 1985 Jun; 21(2):203-23. PMID: 4028738.
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  52. Borod JC, Carper M, Naeser M, Goodglass H. Left-handed and right-handed aphasics with left hemisphere lesions compared on nonverbal performance measures. Cortex. 1985 Mar; 21(1):81-90. PMID: 3987313.
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  53. Albert M, Naeser MA, Levine HL, Garvey AJ. Ventricular size in patients with presenile dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Arch Neurol. 1984 Dec; 41(12):1258-63. PMID: 6497729.
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  54. Albert M, Naeser MA, Levine HL, Garvey AJ. CT density numbers in patients with senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Arch Neurol. 1984 Dec; 41(12):1264-9. PMID: 6497730.
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  55. Pieniadz JM, Naeser MA, Koff E, Levine HL. CT scan cerebral asymmetry measurements in stroke cases with global aphasia: atypical asymmetries associated with improved recovery. Cortex. 1984 Sep; 20(3):453-5. PMID: 6207985.
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  56. Henderson VW, Naeser MA, Weiner JM, Pieniadz JM, Chui HC. CT criteria of hemisphere asymmetry fail to predict language laterality. Neurology. 1984 Aug; 34(8):1086-9. PMID: 6540386.
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  57. Borod JC, Carper M, Goodglass H, Naeser M. Aphasic performance on a battery of constructional, visuo-spatial, and quantitative tasks: factorial structure and CT scan localization. J Clin Neuropsychol. 1984 May; 6(2):189-204. PMID: 6736267.
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  58. Pieniadz JM, Naeser MA. Computed tomographic scan cerebral asymmetries and morphologic brain asymmetries. Correlation in the same cases post mortem. Arch Neurol. 1984 Apr; 41(4):403-9. PMID: 6703943.
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  59. Freedman M, Alexander MP, Naeser MA. Anatomic basis of transcortical motor aphasia. Neurology. 1984 Apr; 34(4):409-17. PMID: 6538298.
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  60. Gebhardt CA, Naeser MA, Butters N. Computerized measures of CT scans of alcoholics: thalamic region related to memory. Alcohol. 1984 Mar-Apr; 1(2):133-40. PMID: 6336143.
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  61. Schiff HB, Alexander MP, Naeser MA, Galaburda AM. Aphemia. Clinical-anatomic correlations. Arch Neurol. 1983 Nov; 40(12):720-7. PMID: 6625983.
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  62. Pieniadz JM, Naeser MA, Koff E, Levine HL. CT scan cerebral hemispheric asymmetry measurements in stroke cases with global aphasia: atypical asymmetries associated with improved recovery. Cortex. 1983 Sep; 19(3):371-91. PMID: 6641244.
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  63. Schenkman M, Butler RB, Naeser MA, Kleefield J. Cerebral hemisphere asymmetry in CT and functional recovery from hemiplegia. Neurology. 1983 Apr; 33(4):473-7. PMID: 6682194.
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  64. Stuss DT, Benson DF, Kaplan EF, Weir WS, Naeser MA, Lieberman I, Ferrill D. The involvement of orbitofrontal cerebrum in cognitive tasks. Neuropsychologia. 1983; 21(3):235-48. PMID: 6877577.
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  65. Naeser MA, Pieniadz JM. Reversed cerebral asymmetries. Arch Neurol. 1982 Sep; 39(9):601. PMID: 7115157.
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  66. Auerbach SH, Allard T, Naeser M, Alexander MP, Albert ML. Pure word deafness. Analysis of a case with bilateral lesions and a defect at the prephonemic level. Brain. 1982 Jun; 105(Pt 2):271-300. PMID: 7082991.
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  67. Henderson VW, Alexander MP, Naeser MA. Right thalamic injury, impaired visuospatial perception, and alexia. Neurology. 1982 Mar; 32(3):235-40. PMID: 7199632.
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  68. Naeser MA, Alexander MP, Helm-Estabrooks N, Levine HL, Laughlin SA, Geschwind N. Aphasia with predominantly subcortical lesion sites: description of three capsular/putaminal aphasia syndromes. Arch Neurol. 1982 Jan; 39(1):2-14. PMID: 6976780.
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  69. Stuss DT, Kaplan EF, Benson DF, Weir WS, Naeser MA, Levine HL. Long-term effects of prefrontal leucotomy--an overview of neuropsychologic residuals. J Clin Neuropsychol. 1981 May; 3(1):13-32. PMID: 7276194.
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  70. Benson DF, Stuss DT, Naeser MA, Weir WS, Kaplan EF, Levine HL. The long-term effects of prefrontal leukotomy. Arch Neurol. 1981 Mar; 38(3):165-9. PMID: 7469849.
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  71. Naeser MA, Hayward RW, Laughlin SA, Zatz LM. Quantitative CT scan studies in aphasia. I. Infarct size and CT numbers. Brain Lang. 1981 Jan; 12(1):140-64. PMID: 6164434.
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  72. Naeser MA, Hayward RW, Laughlin SA, Becker JM, Jernigan TL, Zatz LM. Quantitative CT scan studies in aphasia II. Comparison of the right and left hemispheres. Brain Lang. 1981 Jan; 12(1):165-89. PMID: 6164435.
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  73. Naeser MA, Levine HL, Benson DF, Stuss DT, Weir WS. Frontal leukotomy size and hemispheric asymmetries on computerized tomographic scans of schizophrenics with variable recovery. Northampton Veterans Administration study. Arch Neurol. 1981 Jan; 38(1):30-7. PMID: 7458721.
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  74. Naeser MA, Gebhardt C, Levine HL. Decreased computerized tomography numbers in patients with presenile dementia. Detection in patients with otherwise normal scans. Arch Neurol. 1980 Jul; 37(7):401-9. PMID: 6446279.
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  75. Naeser MA, Chan SW. Case study of a Chinese aphasic with the Boston diagnostic aphasia exam. Neuropsychologia. 1980; 18(4-5):389-410. PMID: 7443008.
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  76. Jernigan TL, Zatz LM, Naeser MA. Semiautomated methods for quantitating CSF volume on cranial computed tomography. Radiology. 1979 Aug; 132(2):463-6. PMID: 461809.
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  77. Laughlin SA, Naeser MA, Gordon WP. Effects of three syllable durations using the melodic intonation therapy technique. J Speech Hear Res. 1979 Jun; 22(2):311-20. PMID: 491558.
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  78. Naeser MA, Hayward RW. The resolving stroke and aphasia. A case study with computerized tomography. Arch Neurol. 1979 Apr; 36(4):233-5. PMID: 426669.
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  79. Naeser MA, Hayward RW. Lesion localization in aphasia with cranial computed tomography and the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Exam. Neurology. 1978 Jun; 28(6):545-51. PMID: 565884.
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  80. Hayward RW, Naeser MA, Zatz LM. Cranial computed tomography in aphasia. Correlation of anatomical lesions with functional deficits. Radiology. 1977 Jun; 123(3):653-60. PMID: 860034.
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  81. Naeser MA. A structured approach teaching aphasics basic sentence types. Br J Disord Commun. 1975 Apr; 10(1):70-6. PMID: 1156537.
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  82. Mendel MI, Sussman HM, Merson RM, Naeser MA, Minifie FD. Loudness judgments of speech and nonspeech stimuli. J Acoust Soc Am. 1969 Dec; 46(6):1556-61. PMID: 5361529.
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