Frontal and temporal-parietal contributions to connected speech are disconnected in acute stroke

Takeaway

  • Individual differences during the acute stage of stroke brain damage are linked to deficits in the content and structure of spontaneous connected speech.

Why this matters

    This is the first study to show a dissociation between frontal and temporal-parietal contributions to connected speech in acute stroke. These novel findings could assist the development of therapeutic interventions to improve cognitive and language function that will improve quality of life after stroke.