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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
Affiliation:
Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 gshickok@uci.edu

Abstract

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.

Type
Brief Report
Copyright
© 2000 Cambridge University Press

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