Speech timing in Parkinson's and Huntington's disease

  title={Speech timing in Parkinson's and Huntington's disease},
  author={Christy L. Ludlow and Nadine P. Connor and C J Bassich},
  journal={Brain and Language},
The purpose was to determine the effects of two different basal ganglia diseases on speech planning, initiation, and production. Patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Huntington's Disease (HD) were compared with normal subjects on speech timing tasks. Speech reaction time was unimpaired, while changes in duration at different speech rates were affected differently in the two patient groups. In HD, changes in the duration of syllables, of pauses between phrases, and of sentences were all… CONTINUE READING


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