Brain damage and cortical compensation in foreign accent syndrome
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DIFFUSION-TENSOR; SPEECH; ACTIVATION; APHASIA; Clinical Neurology; Psychiatry; Psychology
Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) is a well-known neurological deficit Whose underlying cause has remained obscure despite almost a century of study. Combining structural and functional imaging, our Studies suggest that FAS represents a compensatory response to impaired motor regulation of speech. We describe a patient who acquired FAS as a result of an ischemic stroke in the left basal ganglia. In addition to this case being exceptionally clean, we were able to confirm a specific lesion location as well as provide strong evidence that impaired motor speech regulation resulted in compensation by other areas of the cortical motor speech network.
"Brain damage and cortical compensation in foreign accent syndrome" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5195.