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The left frontal convolution plays no special role in syntactic comprehension

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 September 2001

Gregory Hickok
Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697


Grodzinsky's localization claim can be questioned on empirical grounds. The Trace Deletion Hypothesis fails to account for a number of comprehension facts in Broca's aphasia and conduction aphasics show similar comprehension patterns. Frontoparietal systems are recruited during sentence comprehension only under conditions of increased processing load and/or attentional demands.

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