The Dissociation between Nouns and Verbs in Broca ’ S and Wernicke ’ S Aphasia : Findings from Chinese

@inproceedings{Chen1998TheDB,
  title={The Dissociation between Nouns and Verbs in Broca ’ S and Wernicke ’ S Aphasia : Findings from Chinese},
  author={Sylvia Yue Chen and Elizabeth Bates},
  year={1998}
}
Studies in English and Italian have shown that non-fluent Broca’s aphasics find it more difficult to produce verbs than nouns, while some fluent patients (including Wernicke's aphasics and anomics) show the opposite profile. Explanations for this double dissociation include grammatical accounts (e.g. verb deficits reflect differences in morphological and/or syntactic complexity) , semantic-conceptual accounts (e.g. verbs are based on action meanings, which are stored in anterior motor regions… CONTINUE READING
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