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The Impact of Increased Attentional Demands on Sentence Processing Performance in Aphasia

Cranfill, Tamara B. and Wright, Heather Harris and Newhoff, Marilyn
The Impact of Increased Attentional Demands on Sentence Processing Performance in Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to determine if increasing attentional demands negatively impacts on- line sentence processing abilities of adults with and without aphasia. Twelve adults in each category participated in the study. Participants completed a verbal and a nonverbal task in each of four conditions. The verbal task included auditorily presented sentences followed by a lexical decision task (LDT). A tone discrimination task was the nonverbal task. Conditions included: Isolation, Focused Attention, and two Divided Attention tasks. Results indicated that participants had slower response times and more errors for making the lexical decisions as the conditions became increasingly attention demanding.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1538
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
Additional Information:ABSTRACT ONLY. No full text available.