Inner speech in anarthria: neuropsychological evidence of differential effects of cerebral lesions on subvocal articulation.

@article{Cubelli1992InnerSI,
  title={Inner speech in anarthria: neuropsychological evidence of differential effects of cerebral lesions on subvocal articulation.},
  author={Roberto Cubelli and Paolo Frigio Nichelli},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={499-517}
}
The role of articulation in verbal short-term memory was investigated in two anarthric patients, C.M. and F.C., both showing normal comprehension for written and spoken language, above average intelligence and visuo-spatial abilities. Based on experimental results, we propose that subvocal articulation might be impaired in anarthric patients in different ways, according to the site of lesion: in 'locked-in' patients only the articulatory rehearsal processes necessary to enhance memory… CONTINUE READING

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