Disturbi della discriminazione fonemica nei paziente con lesioni emisferiche focali

Translated title of the contribution: Phoneme discrimination disturbances in unilateral brain damaged patients

G. Miceli, R. Arena, C. Caltagirone, G. Gainotti, P. Payer-Rigo

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A phoneme discrimination test, based on CCVC (Consonant-Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) syllabes was administered to 42 controls, 43 right brain-damaged patints, 48 non aphasic left brain-damaged patients and 36 aphasic left brain damaged patients, under normal listening conditions. An overall evaluation of the test, aphasic patients were significantly more impaired than both controls and other brain-damaged patients. Errors made in the discrimination of phonemes contrasting in voicing or in place of articulation were then considered. Aphasics were once more clearly distinguishable from the other subjects, since they showed a relatively greater difficulty in discriminating place rather than voice contrasts. Some implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)399-412
Number of pages14
JournalActa Neurologica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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