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Author Berentsen, Sara T
Title The Relationship between Verbal Short-term Memory and Phonological Access in Aphasia
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Descript 50 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 50-04, page: 2099
Adviser: Michael Seidenberg
Thesis (M.S.)--Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2012
In the standard model of verbal working memory, the phonological loop holds verbal information in a short-term memory store that is purportedly separate from existing language processing systems and only active when short-term verbal information needs to be rehearsed and remembered. An alternative viewpoint suggests that verbal short-term memory (VSTM) is maintained by directing attention to long-term phonological codes that are also used in speech production processes. In this study, we examine this issue in 25 chronic aphasic patients and 21 matched healthy controls. Subjects were given five language measures: two tasks assessing phonological access, two tasks serving as control measures, and one task assessing VSTM. Results show a reliable and specific relationship between VSTM and phonological access tasks. These results suggest that the VSTM process uses existing long-term phonological codes used in speech production processes and is not a separate and distinct store that is active only for short-term maintenance of verbal information
School code: 1489
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 50-04
Subject Psychology, Cognitive
Language, General
Alt Author Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Psychology
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