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Sentence comprehension in Broca's aphasia: A critique of the evidence

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 September 2001

Rita Sloan Berndt
Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201


The argument that Broca's area is preferentially involved in specific syntactic operations is based on a strong assertion regarding patterns of sentence comprehension found among patients with Broca's aphasia. This assertion is shown to be largely inconsistent with the available evidence from published studies, which indicates that only a subgroup of Broca patients demonstrate the target pattern.

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