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March 11th, 2021

Assessing language difficulties in Parkinson’s disease

This task tests semantic association with 120 pairs of words. Stimuli include 60 pairs that include homographs (words that have more than one meaning for a single written form) and 60 filler pairs. Homographs are associated with words that elicit their dominant meaning (more frequent and more easily accessible) or their subordinate meaning (less frequent and less easily accessible). Those different meanings can make the homograph alternatively belong to the category of verbs/actions (e.g., drop: to let something fall) or nouns/objects (e.g., drop: a small quantity of liquid).

This online experiment is part of a study that aims to identify tests that can assess language difficulties in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The study is conducted at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University by the Acquired Language Disorders lab and is supervised by Dr. Noémie Auclair-Ouellet.

Should you have any questions about the study or this experiment in particular, you may contact us via email at noemie.auclairouellet@mcgill.ca. Please note that, for the moment, we are not recruiting any new participants.

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