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Tag: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

The role of the motor system in action naming in patients with neurodegenerative extrapyramidal syndromes

Published in: Cortex, Volume 100, March 2018, 191-214 Abstract “Previous studies of patients with brain damage have suggested a close relationship between aphasia and movement disorders. Neurodegenerativeextrapyramidal syndromes associated with cognitive impairment provide an interesting model for studying the neural substrates of cognitive and motor symptoms. In this review, we focused on studies investigating language production abilities in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS) and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). According to some reports, these patients exhibit a reduction in performance in both action and object naming or verb production compared to healthy individuals. Furthermore, a disproportional impairment of action naming compared to object naming was systematically observed in patients with… Read More