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Velar Movements during speech in two Wernicke aphasic patients.
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PMID:  6883074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The articulatory gestures of the velum in two Wernicke aphasic patients were examined to compare their performances with those of an apraxic patient by means of the fiberoptic technique. In contrast to the marked variability in the apraxic performance in terms of velum height and segmental duration, the two fluent aphasic subjects showed a relatively high degree of consistency in velar movements throughout several repetitions of nonsense syllables and meaningful words. In addition, both patients exhibited a normal pattern of anticipatory coarticulation. Analyses of the velar movement patterns during the speech-sound error processes of both patients suggested that these errors were not due to an impairment at the level of articulatory programming but to an error in the selection of a target phoneme.
M Itoh; S Sasanuma; H Hirose; H Yoshioka; M Sawashima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain and language     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0093-934X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Lang     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-08     Completed Date:  1983-10-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506220     Medline TA:  Brain Lang     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aphasia / physiopathology*
Aphasia, Broca / physiopathology
Aphasia, Wernicke / physiopathology*
Apraxias / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Palate, Soft / physiopathology*
Speech / physiology*

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