Auditory word comprehension impairment in acute stroke: Relative contribution of phonemic versus semantic factors

Corianne Rogalsky, Eleanor Pitz, Argye E. Hillis, Gregory Hickok

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Auditory word comprehension was assessed in a series of 289 acute left hemisphere stroke patients. Participants decided whether an auditorily presented word matched a picture. On different trials, words were presented with a matching picture, a semantic foil, or a phonemic foil. Participants had significantly more trouble with semantic foils across all levels of impairment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalBrain and Language
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008



  • Aphasia
  • Auditory comprehension
  • Phonemic
  • Semantic
  • Speech perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing

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