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Brain Lang. 2006 Apr;97(1):1-11. Epub 2005 Aug 11.

Lexical competition effects in aphasia: deactivation of lexical candidates in spoken word processing.

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Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Esther.Janse@let.uu.nl

Abstract

Research has shown that Broca's and Wernicke's aphasic patients show different impairments in auditory lexical processing. The results of an experiment with form-overlapping primes showed an inhibitory effect of form-overlap for control adults and a weak inhibition trend for Broca's aphasic patients, but a facilitatory effect of form-overlap was found for Wernicke's aphasic participants. This suggests that Wernicke's aphasic patients are mainly impaired in suppression of once-activated word candidates and selection of one winning candidate, which may be related to their problems in auditory language comprehension.

PMID:
16099025
DOI:
10.1016/j.bandl.2005.06.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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