Emotionality on auditory comprehension in aphasia

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Abstract

Twelve exclusively left brain damaged aphasic male patients (8 global, 3 Wernicke and 1 mixed transcortical) were administered an auditory single word discrimination task. The stimuli were 7 emotional action words, 7 nonemotional action words, 7 emotional object names and 7 nonemotional object names. Results showed significantly better performance on emotional words versus nonemotional words. Implications for assessment and treatment of aphasia are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-604
Number of pages10
JournalCortex
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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