Impairment of temporal organization of speech in basal ganglia diseases.

Abstract

Absolute and relative speech timing were examined in patients suffering from Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Wilson's disease. The task was to speak a standard sentence 10 times, first slowly, and then successively faster up to maximum rate. All patient groups had low maximal speech rates and showed decreased variability of speech rate. The duration of… (More)

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