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Verbal fluency and agrammatism.
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PMID:  9378596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the beginning of this century it has been documented that cerebellar lesions induce speech deficits but these were thought to result from lack of motor coordination in the muscular activity needed for phonation. The pure motor nature of the cerebellum has been challenged on different grounds, and cerebellar activation has been documented in language-related tasks independently from motor activity. This chapter reviews the available evidence in favor of a cerebellar contribution to linguistic processing, focusing mainly on clinical observations in patients. The clinical findings are discussed in the light of recent theories on cerebellar functions.
M Molinari; M G Leggio; M C Silveri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International review of neurobiology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0074-7742     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. Rev. Neurobiol.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-07     Completed Date:  1997-11-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374740     Medline TA:  Int Rev Neurobiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-39     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebellar Diseases / psychology
Cerebellum / physiology*
Dysarthria / physiopathology
Language Disorders / physiopathology*
Verbal Behavior / physiology*

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