Distinct motor and cognitive components of speech deficits in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Automated analyses of acoustic speech properties can separate motor and cognitive constituents of speech deficits in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Why this matters

    Fundamental frequency range, speech duration and pause rate could be clinically informative characteristics of defective prosody in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis spectrum disorders.