Max Bergman

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A new procedural version of the Willeford competing sentences test (Willeford. Audiol Hear Educ 1976;2:12-20) is introduced here for use with brain damaged patients. The threshold-of-interference test seeks the minimal level of the competing sentences at which the patient can no longer repeat the message at the test ear. Findings are reported for normal(More)
Special listening tests have been applied to patients with cerebral cranial injury to determine whether such tests of auditory performance will provide functional evidence of lesions which are difficult to examine physically. There have been many reports in the literature on the apparent relationship between lesions affecting portions of the central(More)
Two theories have been advanced to explain the underlying process of writing acquisition. The first sees a global registration of whole words in a pictorial (graphic) form; the second is based on an analysis synthesis process of each word into its sound (phonemes), and the translation of each phoneme into its graphic form (grapheme). This paper, derived(More)
In a study of hemispheric dominance for the perception of speech the performance of 28 young children with congenital or infantile hemiplegia was compared with that of their normal peers and recently brain damage nonaphasic adults. Our results confirm Goodglass's findings that in children with early left hemisphere damage the transfer of dominance for(More)
1 I would like to thank Randy SEEPERSAD for stylistic improvements; Max BERGMAN, Thomas EBERLE and an anonymous reviewer for helpful suggestions; the IEPI, University of Lausanne and the Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant 61-66003.01) for institutional support. Some sections of this text have appeared previously in MOTTIER (2001). Abstract: This(More)
Two groups of brain damaged adults, those with cerebrocranial injury (CCI) and victims of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) were tested with the competing sentences test of Willeford (In: Central Auditory Dysfunction. New York: Grune and Stratton, 1977: Chap 2). The main purpose was the exposure of functional disorders of communication in such patients who(More)
Monocular eye-sighting preference was examined in 32 children with hemiplegia, 51 adult-onset hemiplegic patients and 57 normal children and adults. Eye preference was compared with ear preference on dichotic listening for 25 of the hemiplegic children. No independent association could be detected between eye preference and ear preference. In both the(More)
The notched-noise procedure of Patterson (1974, Journal of the Accoustical Society of America, 55, 802-809; 1976, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 59, 640-654) was employed in revealing changes in auditory frequency selectivity (FS) in noise-exposed industrial workers in manufacturing plants in which noise levels in the working environment(More)