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2008-12-24 16:18:12

Findings from a study on the brain and speech could aid stroke patients who have problems choosing words, say Rice University researchers in Houston. The new research by Rice psychologist Tatiana Schnur clearly identifies the regions of the brain involved in choosing appropriate words during speech, the university announced Wednesday. Schnur and her colleagues compared brain scans from 16 healthy volunteers and 12 volunteers who suffered from a language disorder as a result of stroke, said...

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2008-12-24 10:15:00

New research by a Rice University psychologist clearly identifies the parts of the brain involved in the process of choosing appropriate words during speech.The study, published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help researchers better understand the speech problems that stroke patients experience.When speaking, a person must select one word from a competing set of words. For example, if the speaker wants to mention a specific animal, he has to...


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