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    Verbal memory and sentence comprehension in aphasia: a case series

    Varkanitsa, M. and Kasselimis, D. and Boulouis, G. and Fugard, Andi and Evdokimidis, I. and Druks, J. and Potagas, C. and Van de Koot, H. (2019) Verbal memory and sentence comprehension in aphasia: a case series. Neurocase 25 (5), pp. 169-176. ISSN 1355-4794.

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    This case series explores the relationship between verbal memory capacity and sentence comprehension in four patients with aphasia. Two sentence comprehension tasks showed that two patients, P1 and P2, had impaired syntactic comprehension, whereas P3 and P4’s sentence comprehension was intact. The memory assessment tasks showed that P1 and P2 had severely impaired short-term memory, whereas P3 and P4 performed within the normal range in the short-term memory tasks. This finding suggests an association between short-term memory deficit and sentence comprehension difficulties. P1 and P3 exhibited impaired comparable working memory deficits, suggesting a dissociation between working memory and sentence comprehension.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Aphasia, memory, sentence comprehension, stroke, language
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Andi Fugard
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019 17:09
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:52


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