The effects of divided attention on speech motor, verbal fluency, and manual task performance.

@article{Dromey2008TheEO,
  title={The effects of divided attention on speech motor, verbal fluency, and manual task performance.},
  author={Christopher Dromey and Erin Shim},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={
          1171-82
        }
}
  • C. Dromey, Erin Shim
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to evaluate aspects of the functional distance hypothesis, which predicts that tasks regulated by brain networks in closer anatomic proximity will interfere more with each other than tasks controlled by spatially distant regions. Speech, verbal fluency, and manual motor tasks were examined to ascertain whether right-handed activity would interfere more with speech and language performance because of the presumed greater demands on the left hemisphere. METHOD… 

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