Neurological Distribution of Processing Resources Underlying Language Comprehension

  title={Neurological Distribution of Processing Resources Underlying Language Comprehension},
  author={David Swinney and Edgar B. Zurif and Penny Prather and Tracy E Love},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Using a cross-modal lexical priming technique we provide an on-line examination of the ability of aphasic patients to construct syntactically licensed dependencies in real time. We show a distinct difference between Wernicke's and Broca's aphasic patients with respect to this form of syntactic processing: the Wernicke's patients link the elements of dependency relations in the same manner as do neurologically intact individuals; the Broca's patients show no evidence of such linkage. These… 
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