publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

Morphological brain differences between adult stutterers and non-stutterers

Helmuth Steinmetz; Jürgen Hänggi; Lutz Jäncke;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2004 Journal: BMC Neurology, volume 4, pages 23-23 (eissn: 1471-2377, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Country: Switzerland
<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>The neurophysiological and neuroanatomical foundations of persistent developmental stuttering (PDS) are still a matter of dispute. A main argument is that stutterers show atypical anatomical asymmetries of speech-relevant brain areas, which possibly affect speech fluency. The major aim of this study was to determine whether adults with PDS have anomalous anatomy in cortical speech-language areas.</p> <p>Methods</p> <p>Adults with PDS (n = 10) and controls (n = 10) matched for age, sex, hand preference, and education were studied using high-resolution MRI scans. Using a new variant of the voxel-based morphometry technique (aug...
Medical Subject Headings: nervous system diseases
free text keywords: Research Article, Clinical Neurology, Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, RC346-429, Institute of Psychology, 150 Psychology, Neurology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Neurochemistry, Prefrontal cortex, Myelin sheath, Stuttering, medicine.symptom, Neuroscience, Psychology, Auditory cortex, Speech fluency
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