Verbal reaction time patterns in aphasic adults: consideration for apraxia of speech
Verbal reaction time patterns were compared in aphasic adults presenting anterior and posterior left hemisphere lesions. Reaction Times were measured from simultaneous recording of the subjects' verbal responses and electromyographic activity from three oral-facial sites. Total Reaction Time was fractionated into Premotor Time and Motor Time components to assess latencies associated with motor speech planning and execution. The results suggested that only anterior lesions result in deficits in motor speech planning and/or execution while posterior lesion patients perform no differently than normal. The evidence supports traditional concepts regarding apraxia of speech as being associated with frontal lobe lesions.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Towne, Roger L., and Michael A. Crary. "Verbal reaction time patterns in aphasic adults: consideration for apraxia of speech." Brain and language 35, no. 1 (1988): 138-153.
Brain and Language