What happens to a person’s language abilities when he or she gets a brain tumour (or more specifically a low-grade glioma)? And when the person undergoes surgery to remove the tumour – what happened to the language abilities then? Those are the questions in the new PhD thesis ”Language abilities in patients with low-grade glioma – detecting signs of subtle dysfunction” which Malin Antonsson defended today in Gothenburg.
Malin’s work shows that even if the language abilities are severely damaged just after the surgery, the patients recover significantly over the following three months. That’s hopeful!
The abstract and the frame of the thesis can be found at https://gupea.ub.gu.se/handle/2077/53612