Mapping from sound to meaning: reduced lexical activation in Broca's aphasics.

@article{Utman2001MappingFS,
  title={Mapping from sound to meaning: reduced lexical activation in Broca's aphasics.},
  author={Jennifer Aydelott Utman and Sheila E. Blumstein and Karen Sullivan},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2001},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={444-72}
}
Recent studies of lexical access in Broca's aphasics suggest that lexical activation levels are reduced in these patients. The present study compared the performance of Broca's aphasics with that of normal subjects in an auditory semantic priming paradigm. Lexical decision times were measured in response to word targets preceded by an intact semantically related prime word ("cat"-"dog"), by a related prime in which one segment was acoustically altered to produce a poorer phonetic exemplar ("c… CONTINUE READING