Assessing Resource Demands during Sentence Processing in Parkinson's Disease

  title={Assessing Resource Demands during Sentence Processing in Parkinson's Disease},
  author={Murray Grossman and Christine Lee and Jennifer Morris and Matthew B. Stern and Howard I. Hurtig},
  journal={Brain and Language},
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) have sentence comprehension difficulty, but it is unclear whether this is due to a deficit in grammatical processing or to an executive resource limitation. To assess grammatical processing in PD while minimizing task-related demands, PD patients and healthy control subjects performed a word detection procedure that assesses sensitivity to grammatical agreements in sentences in an "on-line" fashion. With this technique, we found that control subjects and… 

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