The contribution of the insula to motor aspects of speech production: A review and a hypothesis

@article{Ackermann2004TheCO,
  title={The contribution of the insula to motor aspects of speech production: A review and a hypothesis},
  author={H. Ackermann and A. Riecker},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={2004},
  volume={89},
  pages={320-328}
}
Based on clinical and functional imaging data, the left anterior insula has been assumed to support prearticulatory functions of speech motor control such as the "programming" of vocal tract gestures. In order to further elucidate this model, a recent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of our group (Riecker, Ackermann, Wildgruber, Dogil, & Grodd, 200) investigated both overt (aloud) and covert (silent) production of highly overlearned word strings ("automatic speech"), based on… Expand
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