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Motor speech and non-motor language endophenotypes of Parkinson’s disease

Article highlights

  • Dysarthria, a neuromuscular speech disorder, can be the first and most prominent manifestation of PD.

  • Alongside changes in speech, PD is associated with impaired morphosyntactic, lexical-semantic, and high-level language comprehension and production.

  • Pharmaceutical and surgical interventions for PD may improve certain modalities of speech production, but effects vary between individuals.

  • Longitudinal research designs are needed to evaluate the complex interplay between motor speech, language, and cognition.

  • Speech acoustics may serve as a valuable proxy marker of PD ‘risk’, disease progression and treatment efficacy.

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Adam VogelRedenlab Inc