The goal of the proposed studies is to investigate the """"""""Trace Deletion Hypothesis"""""""" (TDH), a proposal made by Yosef Grodzinsky concerning the functional localization of one aspect of syntactic processing. The proposed research will investigate this hypothesis by testing Broca's aphasics and fluent aphasics on a series of tasks that identify off-line and on-line disorders affecting co-indexation. The position of the investigators is that this study will provide definitive evidence that the TDH is incorrect and that a more complex model of the functional neuroanatomy of syntactic processing is needed.
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|Rigalleau, Francois; Caplan, David; Baudiffier, Vanessa (2004) New arguments in favour of an automatic gender pronominal process. Q J Exp Psychol A 57:893-933|