Disembodying language: Actionality does not account for verb processing deficits in Parkinson's disease

2022 ◽  
Vol 61 ◽  
pp. 101040
Edoardo Nicolò Aiello ◽  
Margherita Grosso ◽  
Asia Di Liberto ◽  
Adele Andriulo ◽  
Simona Buscone ◽  
PLoS ONE ◽  
2011 ◽  
Vol 6 (2) ◽  
pp. e17461 ◽  
Deborah L. Harrington ◽  
Gabriel N. Castillo ◽  
Paul A. Greenberg ◽  
David D. Song ◽  
Stephanie Lessig ◽  

2013 ◽  
Vol 218 (6) ◽  
pp. 1355-1373 ◽  
Juan Felipe Cardona ◽  
Oscar Gershanik ◽  
Carlos Gelormini-Lezama ◽  
Alexander Lee Houck ◽  
Sebastian Cardona ◽  

2015 ◽  
Vol 137 (4) ◽  
pp. 2431-2432
Emily Wang ◽  
Lee K. Walters ◽  
Leo A. Verhagen Metman

2014 ◽  
Vol 5 (2) ◽  
Adolfo García ◽  
Agustín Ibáñez

AbstractA growing body of evidence indicates that neurodegenerative motor disorders involved high-order cognitive dysfunctions. Crucially, evidence obtained in multiple behavioral, neuroimaging, and electrophysiological studies points to selective impairments of action language -that is, processing of linguistic stimuli denoting motor actions, including idioms (e.g., cut a rug) and action verbs (e.g., clap). Action-verb deficits (with relative preservation of noun processing) have been repeatedly documented in Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, research on relevant biomarkers is still scant, and clinical implications of these findings have not yet been formally discussed. Relevant insights may be obtained through the assessment of motor-language coupling (i.e., the behavioral and neural integration of action-verb processing and ongoing motor actions). We propose that motorlanguage coupling deficits, as indexed by a cortical-subcortical network, may constitute an early neurocognitive marker of PD. Specifically, deficits in this domain at the prodromal stage may be detected through the actionsentence compatibility (ACE) paradigm, which induces a contextual coupling of ongoing motor actions and action-verb processing. Our translational proposal is supported and illustrated by recent studies demonstrating the sensitivity of the ACE technique as well as its potential to assist in differential diagnosis and interventionprogram design.

2016 ◽  
Vol 55 (4) ◽  
pp. 1429-1435 ◽  
Sofía Abrevaya ◽  
Lucas Sedeño ◽  
Sol Fitipaldi ◽  
David Pineda ◽  
Francisco Lopera ◽  

2016 ◽  
Vol 108 ◽  
pp. 114-115 ◽  
Sofía Abrevalla ◽  
Lucas Sedeno ◽  
Sol Fitipaldi ◽  
Agustin Ibañez ◽  
Adolfo García-Cordero

2014 ◽  
Vol 8 (1) ◽  
pp. 3-13 ◽  
Henrique Salmazo da Silva ◽  
Juliana Machado ◽  
André Cravo ◽  
Maria Alice de Mattos Pimenta Parente ◽  
Maria Teresa Carthery-Goulart

ABSTRACT The objective of the current review was to verify whether studies investigating lexical-semantic difficulties in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) support the Embodied Cognition model. Under this framework, it is predicted that patients with PD will have more difficulties in the semantic processing of action concepts (action verbs) than of motionless objects. We also verified how and whether these studies are following current debates of Neuroscience, particularly the debate between the Lexical and the Embodied Cognition models. Recent neuroimaging studies on the neural basis of the semantics of verbs were presented, as well as others that focused on the neural processing of verbs in PD. We concluded that few studies suitably verified the Embodied Cognition theory in the context of PD, especially using neuroimaging techniques. These limitations show there is much to investigate on the semantic difficulties with action verbs in these patients, where it is particularly important to control for psycholinguistic variables and the inherent semantic characteristics of verbs in future studies.

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